LeonRicci’s review published on Letterboxd:
PAIN = PAIN RELIEVER...OR PREPARE TO SUFFER
This is one of those Thoughtful "Good Try" Films that will be Proudly Ignored, Shunned, and Berated by the Masses as Pretentious.
Pandering to the Intellectuals and Targeted for Snobby Thinkers who Think too Much and Look Down on those that Don't Think Enough.
Everyone is "In Pain". Probably since the Beginning of Time because it is a "House of Pain" that is Our Home. Sure there's Pleasure but only for Balance.
The Universal "Law" of Duality is Inescapable, things are Born (even stars), begin to Atrophy and Die.
Wallowing in the Nonsense of it all (Life), and the Futility of Trying Trying Trying to Lecture when the Subject Matter has been Lectured to Death.
If this Sounds like Something You want to Wrap Your Head Around, this Movie's for You. But be Advised, it is Recommended You are "Comfortably Numb" while Viewing.
While the Movie makes No Bones that it is Thinking, and Thinking and Thinking, Philosophy, Religion, and yes, Screenplays can do No More than Present What is Happening.
But Not Why and Life most of the Time does Not End Pleasantly, like a Knife in the Back.