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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nachtreich's rating of the film A New Life

  2. ermete polpette's rating of the film A New Life

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film A New Life

  4. Hira's rating of the film A New Life

  5. bagno's rating of the film A New Life

  6. greg's rating of the film A New Life

    What a movie. Like a master of pressure points clinically manipulating the viewer. I'm hesitant to say this is something I liked or enjoyed, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to any individual open to being experimented on through cinema.

  7. le Gars's rating of the film A New Life

    Interrogating the presence of things, like Cézanne, is the goal of Grandrieux’s cinema. Through the adventure of perception of a gaze that sinks gradually into images and sound, and receding, as in Brakhage, to an «untutored vision», La Vie nouvelle tries to capture the mysterious force of the Real. My review:

  8. José Neves's rating of the film A New Life

    Another film that entertains doing "style" with the punishment of its beings, mainly women, poor victims of a wicked camera who finds that to be "experimental" it has to be spectacularly expository.This movie is a treat: begins with a twisted vision of the painting "Il Quarto Stato" by Volpedo and passes through a flowery quote of Lynch's "Blue Velvet", probably the major responsible for these artistic abominations.

  9. Cihan Sondogac's rating of the film A New Life

  10. msmichel's rating of the film A New Life

    FNC '12 Grandrieux followed up the disturbing 'Sombre' with this work of equal unsettlement, experimentation and body horror. Bold, clever and full of memorable image. The degradation the characters suffer, especially actress Anna Mouglalis, is hard to digest and often upsetting yet one can't look away. By the time the desaturated thermal image screaming begins one has become numb to the experience.His best to date.

  11. Through A Glass, Darkly's rating of the film A New Life

    Primal, amoral, brutal, sensual, ambiguous, beautiful and devastating. Pure cinema focussed on 'haptic' cinematography and sound, and archetypes operating in a pre-oedipal world in which actions are orchestrated by instinct and desire. Avoiding common moral and social constructs, the film follows a logic of sensation.

  12. Andrei Herea's rating of the film A New Life

    An indelible sensory experience. It is a cinematic trance of the highest order dealing with primal emotions, actions and the most basic 'object' - the body. Grandrieux proves himself time and time again to be an innovator of how films should be made and perceived. Reminiscent of Carax in a few scenes, the film is an altogether primal portrayal of man and his surroundings. Memorable beyond remark. Unforgettable.

  13. Frank ViSo's rating of the film A New Life

    Cinema imperscrutabile, sensoriale. Un cinema fatto di ombre e luci offuscate. Il cinema di Philippe Grandrieux!

  14.'s rating of the film A New Life

    Not a bad attempt at experimental cinema and somewhere between Lynch and Tarr (and Korean erotic movie Lies) but, I thought, without finding the real identity that Grandrieux would find on his next movie, the superb A Lake !