josh lewis’s review published on Letterboxd:
"no," said the priest, "it is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary."
"a melancholy conclusion," said k. "it turns lying into a universal principle."
—The Trial, franz kafka
one thing i never anticipated about this film, and that has made it even richer on rewatches, is just how frail and empathetic it is. the look on ford's face when he sees rachel says it all. if kafka's book is about how things don't have to be true for them to be real, this is about things don't have to be real for them to be true. you can't help falling in love.