cinematographer Ben Richardson makes things edgy and the Wallis performance is stellar, as well as the natural performances from all the other non-actors. It’s not a perfect film, there’s too much clutter and wide-eyed naivety over the disaster, yet it’s a strikingly forceful pic that can catch you off-guard with its rich fantasy elements, its in-your-face racially tolerant humanism and how simply these backwater folks live in modern times so happily with nature like animals.