One of the darkest and most uncomfortable films I know. Begotten is an experimental film with a strong cult feel. The high-contrast cinematography is extreme (to the point where scenes become very hard to follow), the plot is very muddy (best to do some reading up afterward), and without dialogue or discernible performances, it really comes down to the atmosphere. Luckily, the film is dripping in mood, though it's undoubtedly divisive. Films like this are very singular and because of that, they are very much hit-or-miss. For me, Begotten was definitely the latter: a unique and worthwhile experience.