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16 Ratings

Cielo Negro

Directed by Manuel Mur Oti
Spain, 1951


A woman who works as employee in a fashion store has to care for her ill mother. At the same time she falls in love with a bohemian man.

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Cielo Negro Directed by Manuel Mur Oti

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Cielo Negro

    As awash with permanent misfortune as Yu Hyun-mok’s “Aimless Bullet”, CN's graced by an epilogue in which stupefying silent film expressivity and the seemingly imminent substantiation of a frantic video recording are at the perigee, as if Mur Oti sensed the later use of patinaed found footage to arouse an eerie, larger-than-screen aura. Such scenes are measured by their remanence and this one lingers magnetically the

  • José Neves's rating of the film Cielo Negro

    A quintessential classic melodrama: the exponentiation of cinema's narrative properties to service an idealized imagery, taking the script to unimaginable dimensions, surpassing it. The final sequence, a long sequence shot traveling that accompanies and directs the protagonist towards her hell, and then heaven, is indescribably beautiful, a seminal cinematic apology.

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