Muted tones, shades of blue, grey, the dark sea. It quickly occurs to us that Breillat is using color & shade to reflect upon the limitations of gender relations, upon society's ways of suffocating psychology. Each scene pivots on transformation. Breillat's camera glides with a calm spiritual concern for these characters who fuck, philosophize, listen & respond to each other, change. Breillat's gentlest masterpiece.