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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Diderot's rating of the film The Rose King

    This fucking movie-- Magdalena Montezuma stalks around her dark mansion rubbing black paint on her face and watering rose-bushes while her son explores an erotic interlude with the beautiful young man he has tied up in the barn. Not to mention the soundtrack and the climactic penis-grab.

  2. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film The Rose King

    Beautiful pictures and good sound/music. But it seems like a parody of arthouse cinema. No sense at all (for me, ofc) in this "poetic" surrealist obscure symbolic wtfry

  3. Rafael Zen's rating of the film The Rose King

    "If two children kiss without saying anything, one of them must die". Schroeter in his usual image-addiction art making — everything is built to overflow both mind and eyes: forget linearity — just accept this one-ticket journey to wonderment. I trully feel every scene to be staged poetry: a kind of cinema only a few are allowed to be in. PS: Magdalena's last film is a very hard goodbye - she's a muse and a goddess.

  4. Carolina Sousa's rating of the film The Rose King

    That scene with the cat just terrifies me

  5. Peđa's rating of the film The Rose King

  6. F.Bieberkopf's rating of the film The Rose King

    Schroeter is a provocateur par excellence. He draws inspiration from a variety of art-forms, but builds an operatic narrative engaging with the other of modernism.

  7. Pymo's rating of the film The Rose King

    When the sea scream your name.

  8. Sunrise's rating of the film The Rose King

    Schroeter's amazing translation of Opera renders mise-en-scene, montage, performance, plot and time/space slave to emotion and emotion-thought. The symbolic imagery of the rose, water and blackness become pre-verbal evocations of complex mythic-emotions, allowing them to operate as universally as the musical references (no matter linguistic origins). Thoughtful juxtapositions allow for genius symbolic reversals!

  9. João Eça's rating of the film The Rose King

    those germans from the new wave were really sick!