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Bernardo Bertolucci United Kingdom, 2003

Dada Kubin's rating of the film The Dreamers

Estranged movie lovers reliving scenes of cinema history which they link with sexual experimentation. There’s a lot to say about the inherent connection between sexuality and staring at people doing things on screen, but I’m not sure Bertolucci manages that in his film. To me, despite many pleasant scenes and impressive images, “The Dreamers” remained obscure and self-serving.