Naturalistic Terrence Malick style, mixed with New Wave. Fictional ethnographic documentary. Pasolini meets Carax and Lars Von Trier.
Beautifully shot to bring out texture and one of a kind light. Portrait of a small rural town that gets atmosphere right. Poetry in the faces of the non-actors. Telegraphing Italian neorealism.
Mostly meditative study without story, but there is a plot point about Arab-French racial tensions.
Many Ozu-like compositions, and colors. Those colors, washed out blues and vibrant cream-beiges. Really, a bizarre James Dean teen drama, but rebellion replaced with existential angst.