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"Wickedly visceral! Tough, gripping, emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting!"
- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma."
- Slant Magazine
"Quietly compelling human drama... (with) a commanding central performance from Margita Gosheva... You become completely captivated by her refusal to surrender to her fate."
- Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
More Great Films
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema."
- Paul Schrader
"An austere, beautifully filmed and powerfully acted portrait of extreme religious fervor that slyly flirts with comedy."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Stations of the Cross belongs among the decade's best films about the lengths one must go to in order to balance strong beliefs with a tolerance toward a secular world that fights against those beliefs."
- Ross Bonaime, Paste Magazine
"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