Anne-Sophie Dutoit's Ballet Blanc is a complex, nuanced horror-thriller that sweeps you on an emotional journey through the deepest recesses of the mind. It breaks down convention for the horror genre, making us bond intimately with the young protagonist's innocence and deranged mind. In the tradition of 2001, A Space Odyssey (one of my all-time favorite -- albeit in a completely different genre and budget league) -- it's a movie that grabs on and clings to you through a non-predicable storyline -- making you tackle existential questions about life, death and the unknown. The film does not provide the clear narrative and easy entertainment cues mainstream critics may expect -- but as such could well become a cult favorite over time. Not to be missed.