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  1. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    A esthetic transposition between the non-reality of Leonora Carrington and her curator.

  2. Y.Said's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Great movie, a great approach to portray an artist. I recommend it highly!

  3. I.Camera's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    A film of many styles, the end product doesn't quite gel but is fascinating all the same. Starting as a documentary on the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, it then interweaves with a 'Repulsion' plot concerning the lead, Chloe's, interactions with a handsome but disturbing stranger. Not sure why it needed to be filmed in VHS - is that choice, along with other quirks, part of the director's desire to stand out?

  4. Venus Rey Jr's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    En este film de docu-ficción, la protagonista es la escritora Chloe Aridjis, que actúa como sí misma y es hija del escritor mexicano Homero Aridjis. Tiene la tarea de curar una exhibición de Leonora Carrington en la Tate de Liverpool. Al sumergirse en el surrealismo de Carrington, Chloe es atrapada en una fantasía sexual que justifica el nombre del film: Animal Humano Femenino. Experimento interesante, no convincente

  5. Juurakkotukka's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    I bought The Hearing Trumpet 10 years ago and forgot it on my shelf. I just read Roberto Bolaño's Amulet which also has Carrington as one of it's subject and now this. Definitely finally reading the book!

  6. Ananke's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Weirdly magnetic. Full of unsettling images. Only love for Chloe.

  7. guillermo's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Misleading, pedant, condescendent. Carrington was extraordinary and surrealism is still alive, against art historians´ opinions. Surrealims brings astonishment, but also relief, not really fear, neither confusion. This film is a diary of a teenager who worships herself and despises everything and everyone else. Only a couple of scenes are worthy.

  8. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Although not entirely successful, in both the shooting style and way in which the script features too many blunt moments among the sharper elements, this is definitely an interesting and thought-provoking piece from director Josh Appignanesi, who worked in collaboration with his leading lady, Chloe Aridjis. Comes close to greatness at times, but then consistently veers off in another direction.

  9. SonOfRambow's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    My three favourite things in life: Art, cats and VHS

  10. Iulian's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    A profound telling of what it is to be a human, an artist, to feel out of place, alienated, within a hallucinating, disturbing and somewhat grotesque experience of a movie.

  11. Federico D'Accinni's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    The defining power of Appignanesi's latest lies in the various layers meticulously built within it: the inner visions animating its main character, the ephemeral nature of the art scene she breathes in and a grotesque male mannerism sporadically encountered along the way. With a tone that feels both surrealist and nightmarish, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL stands out as a liberating ode to creative freedom and female identity.

  12. Pál's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    We can spectate the microcosm of novelist and curator Chloe, where objects and characters of surrealist paintings get imbued by personal meaning, men suggestively touch her as if that was normal, and communication never seems to work out. All this is delivered with a fascination to low-quality stuff such as being shot on video, blatant allusions and gaudy items; but so coherently that it is great to watch.

  13. JanP's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Still thinking about it. Will probably have a nightmare tonight, but hope I can make a space for other possibilities.

  14. slepni's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    The elusive parallel between Leonora Carrington and Chloe – a very sign of her being alienated in our “soulless modern life and modern art”. Thus the Lynchian man appears: he feeds Chloe’s fantasy, however, the reality has its insurmountable properties. His strangeness, Carrington’s mysticism – point of “remembering a narrator is necessary”. Aesthetically fine, deep in polysemantic sound.

  15. pensum's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Interesting idea, which ultimately failed due to poor scripting and even worse acting. The documentary-based scenes held a certain fascination but i've seen better the scripted scenes from undergrad student projects.

  16. żaneta36's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    first half is beautiful. so much surprising that the other half becomes a 'girl power' movie.

  17. Carlos Pineda's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    La gran bondad contemporànea es la ruptura de los "gèneros": ¿documental, ficciòn, falso, puesta en escena? Todo y nada, y una gran decisiòn la de usar vhs, una definiciòn de imagen para darle un poco de registro de archivo. Con una mùsica muy bien elaborada y la introducciòn de una pintora muy poco conocida. Vale la pena ver filmes de esta factura y con un guion tan libre en medio de lo preciso...

  18. Ravna's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    this is why i signed up for mubi.

  19. Juan Javier's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Auto indulgencia y cierto dogmatismo teórico. Casi nada más.

  20. Jo's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Dogma, Blair Witch ... in this case the VHS-aesthetic contributes to a close, documentary-like experience of the story. Cloe Aridjis is performing exquisitely to the point that it is unclear how much she is acting and where she is just her real self. Filmography is great, unlike the editing which was done miserably. Also the film score is exceptionally poor. Apart from that a real gem.

  21. Tolga Ozek's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    Strange but hard to be concentrated on

  22. reijagrrl's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    SHOT ON VSH. okay?! perfect for a nostalgia nerd, on a stormy afternoon, with your sleepy cat. skipping work cause you're a slob. you still OWN a VSH player (you're looking at it right. NOW.) are you the chick in the flick? surreal. flickering. weeping. silly. brutal.

  23. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Female Human Animal

    I'm a bigger fan of Leonora Carrington's painting than of this film which merits adjectives like 'intriguing' but not the more wholehearted 'absorbing'. The motif of being wrapped in plastic is apt. As paintings are unwrapped they influence the characters; at various points there are attempts to wrap up the characters to which they react; but ultimately for a viewer the effect is just a touch on the suffocating side.

  24. lesminho's rating of the film Female Human Animal

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