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  1. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film The Settlement

    3,5/5 Toujours cette distance, cette observation sans jugement apparent, cette lente approche de l'humain, ces images en N&B assez envoûtantes, comme un panda dans les brumes alcooliques.

  2. EdieEmm's rating of the film The Settlement

    Hypnotic. Transportive, Every sepia frame a still to get lost in. The sound, gaussian-blurred and amplified, as in fog, or a dream. Inducing a state in which sound is liberated from distinct object; object from distinct meaning. A psycho-sensory immersion. The gestalt transcendence that comes from familiarity, from a slow saturation of experience, achieved in just over an hour. The portraits at the end were ecstasy.

  3. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The Settlement

    At last, and 77 minutes, mr. Loznitsa broke me. If the film would've been half the length it would've been his best. But I don't know what I would'be taken out either. And nothing is truly bad. And it rejuvinated itself with the series of faces at the end.

  4. Gioele's rating of the film The Settlement

  5. Funda Can Çuvalcı's rating of the film The Settlement

    It is like a parallel universe; in some sense familiar, in some sense remote.

  6. Justepourmesouveniraprès's rating of the film The Settlement

    On s'approche petit à petit d'un quotidien rural, des corps qui travaillent la terre, qui bougent d'une manière un peu bizarre. Cette approche lente et respectueuse finira par révéler des beaux êtres qui seront sacralisés dans la dernière séquence, qui est d'ailleurs magnifique.

  7. Mathrouzaud's rating of the film The Settlement

  8. captainfez's rating of the film The Settlement

    Farm Life Makes You Sleepy: The Movie.

  9. zi's rating of the film The Settlement

    Surprisingly engaging. Meditative.

  10. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Settlement

    More arduous film work from Loznitsa, with the added bonus of it being feature-length, as opposed to his many shorts. Did nobody ever tell him that just filming scenes with no context/sense of purpose doesn't add up to an actual film?

  11. Jason's rating of the film The Settlement

    Loznitsa's visual style remains fascinating and transcendent. There is the sense of alien spaces retrieved from the human past. There is the sense of seeing old thing for the first time. It is sometimes as though we were watching an old daguerreotype come hypnotically to life. THE SETTLEMENT does not have the same precision as his shorter works, however. Enveloping as it is, it is also somewhat formless.

  12. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Settlement

  13. Arthur Freitas's rating of the film The Settlement

    I live to see the world by the Loznitsa's camera.

  14. AVA's rating of the film The Settlement

    Die sensible Darstellung der Menschen und die Schönheit der Bilder zieht in ihren Bann.Wo Tier noch dazugehört,....Erstaunlich auch,die handwerklichen Fähigkeiten aus scheinbar längst vergangener Zeit.Härte der Arbeit,Teamgeist,Muße sind hervorragend aufgezeigt.Die Kommentarlosigkeit unterstreicht das Wesen des Films.. Wirklich sehenswert!

  15. FISCHER's rating of the film The Settlement

    Un moyen métrage russe d'une diffuse singularité qui, sous la benoite apparence d'un simple documentaire sur les habitants d'une bourgade du milieu rural, décrit finalement, en douce et en pointillé, l'imposé et laborieux quotidien d'un important groupe de pensionnaires handicapés mentaux regroupés dans un village isolé... www.cinefiches.com

  16. Karen's rating of the film The Settlement

    This film is incantatory, the pacing consistent and leisurely. By the time you get to the final section, about which I want to avoid any spoilers, something lovely and respectful has happened.

  17. Ludovic72's rating of the film The Settlement

    S'abstenant de tout commentaire, Loznitsa choisit la voie de l'observation lente et patiente, de la proximité discrète. Il évite de porter un jugement sur cette communauté particulière, laissant au spectateur le temps de s'y habituer. Un peu trop lentement sans doute, l'absence de sous-titres ne facilitant pas la tâche... Mais ses images étrangement intemporelles "à la Sokourov" ont une indéniable poésie. (3,5 / 5)

  18. Superfrog's rating of the film The Settlement

    Uncommented scenes of the rural life. Worth the time but not life changing. Funny that I was discussing the desirability of this kind of comtents while waiting for the tractor to be available last Saturday looking at someone else ploughing a field before it was my turn to do the same. I like the sawmill scene with the moving focus rather a lot.

  19. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Settlement

  20. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film The Settlement

    Looks like it was made decades ago, not just 14 years or so. Tranquil, engaging. Rural life and engaging in useful tasks with other looks like a better treatment option than Haloperidol or Olanzipine.

  21. rafaelmontenegrofausto's rating of the film The Settlement

  22. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Settlement

    Una película sobre la rutina de un pueblo que va rompiendo su silencio de a poco. La secuencia final, una especie de elegía a ese pueblo segregado, es lo mejor del filme. Una especie de encanto y sensibilidad. No te habrás comunicado mucho con sus protagonistas en todo el filme, pero su última escena te hará quererlos.

  23. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The Settlement

    i'd rather say that the "growing unexplainable feeling of anxiety and hopelessness" evaporates as the film progresses. it starts tragically, with a russia that looks like a 3rd world country, first appearing as in a dream, but gradually clearing the image simulating the awaking of an individual, of a conscience. people we deem defective are closer to those ideals of cooperation, friendship, contentment with little ..