Roma is the latest film from Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar-winning director of Gravity, Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien.
It's one of his most personal films, a meditation on family set against the hazy backdrop of a turbulent time in Mexico's history.
It's won plaudits at multiple film festivals from Venice to London, and will be released in theatres in December before it's streamed on Netflix that same month.
When you've paid your money and you're sitting in the theatre, you're invested in the film, and you're more likely to lean into this hypnotic image.
If you're watching on Netflix, this lengthy, stately opening practically dares you to reach for the skip button.
If you've made it this far into this review, you've clearly got a pretty impressive attention span.