Villenueuve is really good at manipulating feelings. Whether by scores, by plots, or by shots. He may not be the best director in terms of skills or visions, but he is a master of emotion control, sensed by audiences who are willing to pay attention and immerse in. You slowly, unconsciously dive into the magic world he created, and flow with the shots. You're left in awe with the lights, the buildings, the smog, sand and snow, attracted to the world the characters live in, moved by the joy they deeply enjoy, the love they bitterly miss and the death that inevitably to come. It feels like a touching yet strange dream, a dream you simply don't want to wake up. The plot have its flaws, the themes may be too small, and it’s better to end in the snowflakes, but the world is real, frighteningly real.