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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
"A thoughtful and succinctly constructed picture...Br?ggemann has a sense of humor about his subject matter."
- Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice
"Br?ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime."
- Daniel Green, Cine-vue
"Thought provoking! A sly look at religious conservatism."
- Anne Thompson, Thompson on Hollywood
More Great Films
"Rarely has fetishism been portrayed with such intense, empathetic attention to detail."
"Brilliant. An intimate character piece that's all about the details."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"A chic thriller! A top-flight cast gives the character-driven drama depth and conviction."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"Perfectly cast! This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzi as one of Italy's more dynamic directors."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"It's a strange film - constantly hovering on the knife edge between comedy and tragedy - but a riveting one."
- Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.com
TO KILL A MAN
Winner - Grand Jury Award - Sundance Film Festival
"Impressive! [A] slow-burning revenge thriller...artfully plotted."
- Guy Lodge, Variety
"Subtly intense...a quietly powerful character study!"
- Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire
"To Kill A Man is a deeply serious film, one both socially engaged and morally sophisticated."
- Calum Marsh, Film.com
Winner - France 4 Visionary Award - Cannes Film Festival
"The renaissance of Italian Cinema!"
"[A film that] defies our expectations!"
- Screen Daily
"A fascinating Italian film noir, immaculately made!"
FOR A WOMAN
Official Selection - Brussels Film Festival
Official Selection - Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival
"Luminous! [A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama!""
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Director Diane Kurys paints an evocative, witty portrait of love, longing, ideology and desolation in post-World War II France. "
- Marci Schmitt, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is engrossing stuff, not only in the remarkable details of the parents' lives, but in the psychological nuance with which Kurys imagines them."
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Anthony Chen's portrait of a family in 1997 Singapore is one of those rare films that manages to capture an entire period within an intimate slice of life. Beautifully acted and precisely observed, Ilo Ilo is an amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence. "
- Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director
"A small gem about how families learn to persevere during the toughest times...Its emotional wallop sneaks up on you!"
- Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily
"The very beating heart and soul of cinematic storytelling."
- Robert Koehler, Film Comment
Official Selection - Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
"Engrossing...pure poetry in motion!"
- Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Metro
"A constant to-and-fro of aspiration and adversity..."
- Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
"An engaging tale of quiet desperation..."
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner - Best Actor - Canadian Screen Awards
"An elegantly simple family farming drama [that is]...beautifully shot and impressively performed!"
- Mark Adams, Screen Daily