I see this film more as a meditation on reverence than as a story being told. It represents some of the highest quality film production I've seen. It's likely the best crafted film of this millenia so far. Each shot commands attention and is fine art within itself. The thing about fine art, is that it is not the artist that finishes the piece, but the observer. I feel those who rated this so low have little insight or experience to offer this work and get nothing from it as a result. For those who create or appreciate art or introspection it is immensely profound. The visual storytelling is reminiscent at times of Terry Gilliam, Orson Welles, Hitchcock, or Fellini. Perhaps oddly, the pacing and themes presented remind me a great deal of Peter Weir's "Fearless" but is much more subtle with it's approach. Instead of narrative, dialogue or visceral actions fostering or engaging an appreciation of life, it's more communicated in the composition and attention given to each shot, and is alluded to in dialogue as sparse as the majestic landscapes this film takes place in. I really feel this speaks to a person's values and engagement with life. The reverence the director had for the project made it near impossible to look away even for a moment. It did feel very long, not because of boredom, but because of how invested my senses were in watching it. I feel wiser and more enriched for seeing this, but don't pretend to understand it. I don't feel I was told a story or taught anything. I just feel really humbled and reverent having just watched this.