I just finished it…it was quite a trippy watch but I feel like there are some interesting themes in there around women and our bodies, men, the patriarchy etc.
There’s a scene near the end where the male characters attempt to take on some grotesque attempt at appropriating childbirth.
I had to Google it because it didn’t fully make sense to me but I found the article linked below really interesting. My favourite part is the breakdown on the depiction of the Green Man and the Síle na Gig in the church. The author of the article interprets this as
These two symbols serve as anomalies against nature. On the one hand, lies the symbol of the Green Man, a man, symbolizing fertility, an utterly absurd idea. It deprives women of this biological ability exclusive to them while exalting man as the center of creation, a factually incorrect notion. On the other hand, lies the aspect of grotesquely exaggerating feminine body parts, becoming a mockery of femininity and the sanctity of childbirth by presenting them as ugly and repulsive. In both cases, there’s a clear patriarchal belittling of the female anatomy and its functions. The fact that this object is presented in the middle of a church, a historically patriarchal space, again reiterates the film’s most acute concern – this idea of the world being entirely defined and presented through the eyes of men.