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Les fantômes d'Ismaël

Arnaud Desplechin France, 2017

Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

The trailer misrepresented this film but that allowed many surprises in the last reel. I'm not sure it all gels but the magnificence of the performances border on silent movie close-ups repurposed for contemporary vernacular grabbed my attention like few other movies that are out there currently.