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  1. Aldo vs's rating of the film La ciénaga

  2. Matthew Martens's rating of the film La ciénaga

    Well worth a revisit, particularly in the equally (but differently) muddy light of Zama, Martel's recent di Benedetto adaptation, which sort of sets in (semi-stagnant) motion the swamp in which this earlier film's later characters swelter and discharge.

  3. bryanvmh's rating of the film La ciénaga

    Wait for that ice to chill

  4. Isa Reis's rating of the film La ciénaga

    só aquela primeira cena, pá!...

  5. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film La ciénaga

    7.4/10, my review: https://wp.me/p1eXom-3t1 "a very fine stepping stone from a robust film-maker making a good fist of counterpoising the inexplicable with the pedestrian."

  6. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film La ciénaga

    3-4. A portrait of wicked rich people and their fraying relationship with God.

  7. movieater's rating of the film La ciénaga

    Indie Lisboa 2018 Independent Hero

  8. amariliz's rating of the film La ciénaga

  9. amandav's rating of the film La ciénaga

    blew me away – the sound, the humidity, the tension: sticky bodies and unwashed hair, middle-of-the-day sleeps, chairs scraping, sense of something about to come apart/something bad about to happen

  10. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film La ciénaga

  11. Balthaz21's rating of the film La ciénaga

  12. oooooo's rating of the film La ciénaga

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film La ciénaga

    Personas tomando sol en plena lluvia. Una caída y el alrededor luce imperturbable. Su inicio es confusión total. ¿Es un filme absurdo? No, y aunque ya respondida la lógica de la historia (o más bien de los personajes), Martel no deja de provocar un lado ilógico que estimula lo ambiguo. La moral y la cordura sujetando lo decadente, la desidia y la imprudencia que recuerda a la familia de "Las manos en los bolsillos" .

  14. Warren Spratley's rating of the film La ciénaga

    This is pretty impressive, though I early on began to be of the opinion that Martel's tactics are often too self-assertive, redundantly cynical, &, at times, kind of unpleasant. Though the film is filled to overflowing w/ detailed, suggestive visual ellipses, & endlessly shaded sound-design, these characteristics too repetitiously serve 2 underline the potential 4 violence within this milieu. Hated the final minutes.

  15. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film La ciénaga

    When the bourgeoisie fall, they fall hard!

  16. DSPRKY's rating of the film La ciénaga

    Bourgeois malaise and the breakdown of class relations are depicted via queasy cameras and extreme close-ups, but there's also an interesting gender angle here (one that runs through Martel's other works too). What's not shown is as important as what is. Editing is tremendous.

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film La ciénaga

    > Désagrégation et décrépitude des relations intra-familiales, dans une composition cinématographique réussie qui rappelle les mêmes préoccupations dénonciatrices d'un Torre Nilsson, en mode réactualisée. www.cinefiches.com

  18. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film La ciénaga

  19. truffraud's rating of the film La ciénaga

    lazy, soothing, a little dark around the edges. a slice of balmy summer life.

  20. Miguel Antunes's rating of the film La ciénaga

  21. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film La ciénaga

    It's pretty rare to see something so narratively diffuse with so many characters not get bogged down or tiresome. at once formless and deliberate

  22. Mtume Gant's rating of the film La ciénaga

    This lady is a master. One of the best Directing runs of the first decade of the 2000's and this debut ranks with some of the best ever. A gripping look at the contentious, racist classism of the Argentinian ruling body as they slowly decay. Brilliant in every way

  23. vordven's rating of the film La ciénaga

  24. Hélène Musc's rating of the film La ciénaga

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