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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Funda Can Çuvalcı's rating of the film La león

  2. Kamil's rating of the film La león

    Soothing, but lacks in storytelling.

  3. Henk Lamers's rating of the film La león

    Final score: 10. Storyline: 9, Originality: 10, Cinematography: 10, Involvement: 9, Sound: 9, Editing: 10, Educational: 10, Title design: 8, Acting: 10, Interesting: 10, Unusual: 10, Exciting: 9, Superior: 10

  4. Slappy McGee's rating of the film La león

    Quiet. Meditative. BEAUTIFULLY SHOT. And a story that is unique to its location and characters. The interpersonal relationships developed here are very rich and quite deep. It's very low-key storytelling, but highly nuanced. Fortunately, the black and white filming is truly beautiful, because there are long stretches of "not much going on." But the movie is quite worth the viewing.

  5. DrFirestone's rating of the film La león

    Visually, this is a subtle and dreamy poetry, it looks stunning in b&w. A place filled with fog, calm waters, stark and so lonely - and somehow it still carries an amazing sense of tension - silence has rarely meant so much, both in the environment and the dialogues. A film about relationship, desire, fear, revenge, hatred - it's a complex film, but also seems to lack a clear direction, a beautifully lyrical fantasy.

  6. Superfrog's rating of the film La león

    Beautiful photography, which in its lack of tension completely kills the narrative for me.

  7. Eric Adkins's rating of the film La león

    It was like watching a Joseph Conrad seaman tale about life, death and the unjust... Absolutely beautiful cinematography that is right out of the woodcuts of it's printed illustrations. Personal isolation and mere existence is from the Socio-Realism movement... Here you can read the minds of misread beings where life is hard, wet and pent-up. Loss is profound, alienation is severe and bigotry is for bullies... Staid.

  8. captainfez's rating of the film La león

    I kept waiting. Godot never showed.

  9. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film La león

    A handsome film that feels like it has something important to say, and a few scenes certainly back that up, La Leon ultimately falters in the delivery, ending up as something that fails to resonate as it should. Great cinematography and decent performances help though.

  10. dionysus67's rating of the film La león

    A mature and non-ostentatious way of addressing gay sexuality, this beautifully shot film set in the tropical jungle couples sexual desire -overt and repressed- to subtle social commentary about disillusioned communities and macho culture. In this sense the deep jungle parallels the hidden drives -sexual and aggressive. Stylistically, the minimal dialogue is compensated by the meticulously attractive shots.

  11. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film La león

    Misty, moist and mysterious. Shrouded worlds, both visual and emotional. Both gentle and stark, interestingly.

  12. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film La león

    2-3. This movie has a severe lack of conflict and that's a serious problem. That being said, its visual handle on loneliness and sensuality is astonishing. Characters are depicted with large swaths of empty space around them, as well as being shut into tight spaces; a great illustration of the state of living on an island, while sex is depicted via moonlight silhouettes, tasteful framing, and mirrored eye lines, etc.

  13. Neil Hunter's rating of the film La león

    Not sure the dramatic pay-off quite works, but the atmosphere and visuals are pretty memorable.

  14. FISCHER's rating of the film La león

    D'une extraordinaire plasticité visuelle, arborant un époustouflant noir et blanc originel, une oeuvre intemporelle, austère jusqu'à l'épuisement, figée dans sa mortelle lassitude environnementale, qui véhicule en profondeur, sans aucune frilosité, quelques inéluctables et classiques schèmes (dé)structurant toute relation humaine, comme le désir et la peur, la violence, la vengeance et la haine...

  15. Alex Flores's rating of the film La león

    Why black and white? Because it works. It really does and no, it doesn't come across as pretentious it comes across as minimalist and beautiful yet compelling. The narrative although simple, manages to take us into a journey. Beautiful film not to be missed especially because it's black and white. I can't imagine it in colour now.

  16. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film La león

    3,4 Boring? Not if you ever had a secret you let gambol in dusty corners or in thistly fields like a brisk squirrel on liberal leash breathing some freedom before being corralled by silence: impart it with the speechless, so they don't pass it on. Or if you once heard retribution crouched in a few-worded, felt-soft and leaden voice. Or felt desire fluxing and well up in choral efflorescence (choir of calls and chorus

  17. Pymo's rating of the film La león

    Just follow your instinct...

  18. fruor's rating of the film La león

    #occupy pretentious films and this post