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  1. luís debonoir's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    3.5 ⁞ The cinematography is amazing and the shot composition is on point. The slow pace and minimal dialogues work very well setting this sense of apathy and contemplation. As the film goes on, it gets a little more eventful but with appropriate measure. I felt that there's something missing to take it to the next level, though. Maybe getting more emotionally intense at some point (which doesn't contradict apathy).

  2. DrFirestone's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    The film is slow-burning, but it manages to convey that uneasy sense of despair, sadness and fear. So much contrast - the quiet, dreamy landscape, the silence, people coping with their past and facing their inner demons. It's one of the films where silence speaks more than any "drama" possibly could. It feels like a brief glimpse into someones life, a brief encounter that takes us by surprise, then ends abruptly...

  3. nica's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Yulene Olaizola’s film about drug addiction stands out for its refusal to stand out – the tendency with films of similar subjects is to exploit the drama, add graphic violence, and go “edgy”. This film is the opposite. It lets you breathe in its setting (and later the isolation of it), and it explores solidarity and kindness. Definitely not as light as this review makes it seem though!

  4. EdieEmm's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Long establishing shots of sleepy beaches and slow-moving cows set the pace for this understated look at addiction's quiet day-to-day, and the small, still, banal worlds that can become necessary to maintain it. Thankfully not as heavy-handed as the title, and short enough to coax at least moderate viewer investment. The payoff is a film that's thoughtful and subtle... But, ultimately, nothing special. 2.5

  5. lostlevel's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    A rather beautiful and thoughtful film that makes me glad I have MUBI (though thankfully at the old price).

  6. Sidereus's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Minimal dialog. Minimal music. Minimal camera movements. It´s a minimalistic movie, "full of sounds and fury". Almost a masterpiece

  7. db's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Absolutely loved this. Understated, for sure, but honest and, ultimately, quite powerful. Music is employed quite sparingly, but the sound design -- bugs, birds, wind and ocean -- is beautiful. A movie that works quite well on a small screen, with headphones.

  8. Miggy Angel's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    wonderful https://youtu.be/Kq5f7B1GM0Q

  9. Dries's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

  10. henk@loftmatic.com's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Final score: 8. Storyline: 8, Originality: 8, Cinematography: 9, Involvement: 8, Sound: 8, Editing: 8, Educational: 8, Title design: 7, Acting: 8, Interesting: 8, Unusual: 8, Exciting: 7, Superior: 8

  11. Bilan's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

  12. aaa88's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Interesting characters and concept, but not developed.

  13. micmol's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Parece que no pase nada, o muy poco, pero en realidad hay vidas que son así: no simples para llevarlas por adelante. Demasiado largo.

  14. Menevado Subito's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Nothing much happens, but the images are well constructed. Always on the point of being very boring, but somehow it manages to work.

  15. Emanuele Tartaglia's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Bellissima fotografia e approccio inusuale alla tematica droga.

  16. Geert's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

  17. Fabrizio Giovanni Vaccaro's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Storia emotivamente molto forte, che lascia porre importanti domande circa la precarietà della condizione umana e la fragilità di certe vite. L'ambientazione è unica sia per dal punto di vista dei luoghi sia dal punto di vista delle persone che li abitano.

  18. Alexandra Díaz Vásquez's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    3.5/5. Very slow paced, but the cinematography is nice and simple. The place where this was filmed reminds me of my country very much, which is great. The dialogues are great too.

  19. Jacquel Soriano's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Además de un guión bien logrado, tiene como escenario un lugar hermoso que se antoja recorrer y las actuaciones transmiten emoción, me encanto!

  20. V Daniel López's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Con este ya es el segundo trabajo que veo de Yulene Olaizola y sin duda alguna puedo afirmar que, trabajando solamente en algunos detalles, pronto logrará a ser una grandiosa directora. De este filme merece mucho la pena mencionar la gran calidad fotográfica, así como la dirección para hacer sentir al espectador esa intimidad de los personajes. Es un gran orgullo el saber que Yulene es mexicana, ¡mucho éxito!

  21. Raúl Silva Gómez's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    Yulene se ha convertido furtivamente en una de mis cineastas favoritas desde que vi "Intimidades entre Shakespeare y Victor Hugo" hace años sin saber que era de ella. La relación entre los personajes principales se siente natural lo que hace que la trama fluya y llegue de repente a ti el sentimiento de desesperación. Quedo un poco decepcionado con la cinematografía. "¡Esto esta de la verga wey!" es un highlight.

  22. Juan Roman's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    la fotografia es increible, y la tematica fascinante.

  23. El Biffo's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    The beach-paradise setting makes this otherwise simple (but standard) drug withdrawal film really pleasant to watch. 3.5 stars.

  24. David R Williams's rating of the film Artificial Paradises

    A solemn landscape holds characters living in various stages of slow disintegration who support each other as best they can while barely able to help themselves. Watching some of this was like watching a dream unfold.

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