The many layers of the film reveal themselves gradually. Subdued realism unexpectedly takes a turn towards the surreal. Yet because the surreal stems solely from dialogue and action, the audience is sure to be shocked more by how thinly the line is drawn between reality, unreality, and fantasy. It is placed down as a drawing in water, wet finger dragged over the surface: sit and watch it evaporate.
This animated film itself is like a wave, a wave of nostalgia, that is. World of adolescence opens up, and adults are magically reminded what they cared about as children, and why they cared so much. The subdued quiet quality, yet high precision of the animation work makes the experience almost tangible.