I can agree that this is revolutionary, daring etc., etc. Yet I can also agree that this is way too high for a person of my caliber. I don`t watch films for the sake of art but for the sake of entertainment (ok, sometimes I can enjoy something really artsy but not when it`s impossible to enjoy it). And this film I can not enjoy. Maybe, had I watched it over and over again I would start to "dig it" but for now I`m just clueless. The only thing that really stuck in my mind from this film was a man preaching to sheep in a church. The other image was a man slaughtering animals one by one. I may understand that we go quite biblical here and that this film was something totally outrageous for the Soviet Union yet it`s not made for me. Maybe when I`ll be at least ten years older I`ll give this work by the Armenian grand master one more chance but for now on - no, thank you.
The last thing bothering me is - how am I going to rate this film? I know that I just didn`t get it therefore I can`t rate it badly, but I didn`t like it either so I can`t rate it high, and it wasn`t average also. I wonder what will my system do if I give this a sub-zero value? Not that it`s worse than anything I`ve seen in my life, but it`s just different.
Update: the rating is set to 7.0 not because it`s what the film deserved but I just didn`t want it to influence the average ratings much and I have no possibility to leave something unrated.