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Ratings & Reviews

  1. lbunuel's rating of the film She Comes Back on Thursday

    The formalism of the structure - the rigidity of the camera, the composition of the frames - is immersed in deep, genuine affection. This sets this film apart from your usual festival fare by miles - there's no anemic filmmaking here. And it did win me over.

  2. Jason's rating of the film She Comes Back on Thursday

    I've always been an advocate of the kind of hybrid cinema that combines fiction and documentary forms, and am struck very much by how Oliveira has gone about doing this in a fresh way. Keeping the performers (who retain their first names) embedded in something like their real lives is a big part of this, as is the vaguely artless approach (I don't intend this as a slight). The film finds drama where few would look.

  3. José Neves's rating of the film She Comes Back on Thursday

    "Indie" cinema # 10: scattered realism. The apparent fictional ineffectiveness is contradicted by a serious and deep investment in realism, looking towards the spaces and the characters (in-becoming) with deep time, diluting it in a peaceful staging, apparently derivative. Brief musical sequences, edited in, remind that after all the world there is representation.