1. The film ranked 2nd on the Village Voice film critics poll and 5th on both the Sight and Sound and Film Comment polls for the best films of 2014. For results, see: http://www.villagevoice.com/filmpoll/cat/film/2014, http://www.bfi.org.uk/best-films-2014,
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2. In attempting to make the film more recognizable, critics have compared it to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Andrei Tarkovksy’s Solaris (1972), Nicholas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), and Abbas Kiarostami’s 10 (2002). I would potentially add Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) to the list.