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Ratings & Reviews

  1. El Biffo's rating of the film Gradiva

    I have deep affection for films which regard the dream world as real, because that is how it is for me. As typical for Robbe-Grillet, this is a highly erotic film with S/M theme, in an exotic setting. Standout performance by Dany Verissimo-Petit and the use of Puccini (she plays it on a record player, so it is diegetic, which is great) accentuates her final scene with operatic beauty.

  2. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Gradiva

    It’s fitting that this was Robbe-Grillet’s last film in how it implodes and collapses like a dying star on both his own oeuvre and those of others preoccupied with Jensen, Traumwerk. oneiromancy, etc. (Freud, Breton, Dali, et al).

  3. icaldis's rating of the film Gradiva

  4. Ostermyers's rating of the film Gradiva

    Robbe-Grillet made an introspection trough his own cinema by returning in Orientalism which is essential to his work. He highlights his artistic leitmotiv, showing the phantasm of reality through eros & thanatos. When Art & Hypnos become a Kairos where reality fade into its virtuality.

  5. Simon So's rating of the film Gradiva


  6. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Gradiva

    I had way more fun with this than I thought I would, and I normally like Robbe-Grillet. It took a little while to adjust to the acting style, which isn't nearly as somnolent as I was expecting. Robbe-Grillet gives just enough graspable narrative tethering to make all the mindfuckery resonate. Plus it's pretty droll, as sadomasochistic softcore films by revered modernist authors go.

  7. Sancar Seckiner's rating of the film Gradiva