As for the story, there really wasn't much of it. It was all very pretty but for a film which felt like it should be focusing on it's characters there wasn't really much too them. No-one really develops as far as we can see, except perhaps the heroine and we only see the externally driven parts of that, not how she assimilates what she's learned. I spent much of the time waiting for the thing to start; it felt like the introductory sequence went on for nearly the whole film. I can like quiet slow films (I loved Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring again) but I just found this one a bit boring and soporific.
I think I'm going to try and write up more of our Tuesday films. Next week, Chronicles of Riddick or Motorcycle diaries probably.