You can’t understand why she is so perfect


Catinca Untaru, then eight, plays the little girl in Tarsem’s visual masterpiece The Fall, and is told legends by a wounded soldier, which she translates into her own fantasies. She embodies a purity, a naivete and an affectless beyond description. You can’t understand why she is so perfect. Then you discover that she didn’t even speak English, and is speaking after phonetic coaching. Her impact transcends language

ROGER EBERT

Child actors amaze
Roger Ebert, Universal Press Syndicate
Published: Thursday, November 27, 2008

One response to “You can’t understand why she is so perfect

  1. This has become a favorite movie and it is because of Catinca Untaru and her amazing portrayal. I die every time I hear her say “What? What did yuou say? What? I don’t understand.” Amazing for a little girl who really didn’t understand. I believe it is her telling this story visually. So good.

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