VARIETY – Rots’ intelligent, ferociously empathetic but deeply unsentimental portrait. A psychologically rich profile ( … ) A fascinating experience of cinematic dysphasia.
HIGH ON FILM – Retrospekt is a pulsating time ticking bomb, brewing with mystery and anxiety waiting to take you off guard. It’s baffling and equally thrilling.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – ‘Can go through skin’ (…) an often striking film, on both the visual and aural levels.
SIGHT AND SOUND – Dutch director Esther Rots’ film is a real discovery: a fragmentary, expressionist take on one woman’s experience, with a striking performance from Rifka Lodeizen.”