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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Alex's rating of the film If I Should Die Before I Wake

  2. josé neves's rating of the film If I Should Die Before I Wake

    Rewatch in a 35 mm copy, so in better conditions than the 1st time, but also with some sound problems. A mastery of narrative art, through a separation between universes, the adults and their terror and authority and the children, the virtues of their playing and the nightmares that adults inscribe in their dreams. A film that conjugates that spirit with the lyricism of survival that reaches the heights of darkness.

  3. francisca bacon's rating of the film If I Should Die Before I Wake

    "Grammar is women's stuff. All girls are good at it." They are, considering that glamour (initially charm, enchantment), grimoire (to which the title of the film, a prayer verse, provides a counterspell), grammar (learning in general, erudition which in the Dark Ages included astrology and magic, hence occult knowledge) and any instance of -graphy (in the film: classes, drawings and graffiti) etymologically relate. A