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72 Ratings


Directed by Tim Sutton
United States, 2012


Max leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the fringe of suburban Arizona. Both fever dream and quiet trip, PAVILION creates a deep and ethereal world, showing us an innocent way of life coming apart at the seams, constructing an indelible image of the enigma of youth.

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Pavilion Directed by Tim Sutton
The kids pull you along, partly because, as filmmakers like Gus Van Sant know, there is something irresistible and transfixing about young bodies in motion. The influence of Mr. Van Sant’s more experimental films — their framing, elliptical storytelling and tenderness — on “Pavilion” is as apparent as the ubiquitous sway of Terrence Malick.
February 28, 2013
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This lyrical drama, which finds its aesthetic somewhere between the long takes of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant(2003) and the intimate, home-movie feel in much of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011), captures adolescence at its most wistful.
February 27, 2013
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The awkward and inarticulate emotions of growing up are lent quixotic vivacity courtesy of the film’s ravishing unspoken rhythms, elegant long takes, and Sam Prekoo’s infrequent, affecting score.
February 26, 2013
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