“The director doesn’t want you to understand . Life’s mystery, the atmospheric cinematography …. “
Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni) in Woody Allen’s From Rome with Love attempts to explain a film to friends/relatives who have just exited a movie theatre shaking their heads and/or mumbling “I don’t get it” or words to that effect.
(From what I understand film-maker Terence Malick’s latest film To the Wonder is even more self-indulgent/ mystifying/inaccessible/arty/WTF).