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Ratings & Reviews

  1. between7skies's rating of the film The Towrope

  2. Peter's rating of the film The Towrope

    A rather sudden and predictable climax lets down an otherwise beautifully judged and subtly moving film about loss and belonging. Recommended nonetheless.

  3. Dragos's rating of the film The Towrope

    There can be no beauty without destruction.

  4. Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film The Towrope

    Part of a clutch of Colombian films - others include The Colors of the Mountain, Impressions of War, and the excellent Siembra - that get at the violence and traumas of intrastate conflict in fresh and frequently indirect ways. The Towrope is closest to Siembra in its evocation of nature, and the banal struggle of bodies trying to carve out a sense of hospitality & permanence in an inhospitable & impermanent world.

  5. Superfrog's rating of the film The Towrope

    It is pretty well shot, specially like the set. I like the characters but what it has in atmosphere is lost in lack of tangible explicit content. Many scenes feel cut short and rather than letting me fill the gap it leaves me wondering why it was there in the first place.

  6. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Towrope

    A Colombian refugee tries to have some semblance of a normal life while still sensing potential danger around her. This is an interesting film, but not entirely a successful one, with a small selection of characters helping to shape the life of the lead.

  7. The Accidental Film Club (Paul)'s rating of the film The Towrope

    A knowing and restrained, heavyweight pregnant pause of a film. Very glad to have caught this.

  8. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Towrope

    Slow-burning, set in dreamy and desolate surroundings. I was impressed by the contrasts - that quiet, lonely place and the sense of tension, the orgy of violence in the background and the painful silence of those who managed to escape... Impressive visuals and sound, incredible performances. An amazing film about loss and the human cost of armed conflicts that spares the cheap drama...

  9. Sergey Belov's rating of the film The Towrope

  10. Dysproz's rating of the film The Towrope

    Interesting that they want to stay where they are and don't want to move to the city (as suggested son). In fact they have everything to live. However, they do not have all 'luxurious' goods that nowadays seem to be standard in life (like phones, tv, internet or music player). It seems as if it was their choice - city is nearby and they have to buy coal from it. Is it a conscious choice or just a habit?

  11. gruszka's rating of the film The Towrope

  12. Juan Javier's rating of the film The Towrope

  13. Silke Neryn's rating of the film The Towrope

    Arthousey to a fault, yet atmospheric and well constructed. I probably liked it more than I'm willing to admit.

  14. SiIencio's rating of the film The Towrope

    The tenuous impression of the armed conflict quietly permeates the gloomy landscapes and sombre interiors were humans sparsely show signs of life, seized by the dull cycle of the seasons. Vega captures the monotonous cadence of existence with formalist arthouse finesse dangerously detached from its soul, something to connect to at an emotional level.

  15. captainfez's rating of the film The Towrope

  16. Juan Correa S's rating of the film The Towrope

    Beautiful portrait of hidden realities.

  17. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Towrope

  18. Dries's rating of the film The Towrope

    Alicia come metafora di un paese senza futuro e senza speranze. Incipit(finale) da BRIVIDI

  19. mpho3's rating of the film The Towrope

    "Vega’s mastery of old-school arthouse technique is impressive. Punctuated by a constant rhythmic backbeat of creaking wood, rustling wind and hammering rainfall, La Sirga is essentially a disjointed collage of stark sound effects and strikingly composed images. There may be an engaging human story ... but the film-makers prefer to keep it maddeningly cryptic." - Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter.

  20. Duque's rating of the film The Towrope

    Asume la violencia desde un punto vista diferente a lo que ha mostrado constantemente el cine colombiano. Tiene buenos recursos narrativos y formales del lenguaje, sin embargo se queda un poco corta para transmitir esa atmósfera inquietante que plantea.

  21. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Towrope

    Everything is about to burst in this movie. Subtle elegance all around. Nice!

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film The Towrope

    Slow, somnabulatory, superb.

  23. Leif Erikson's rating of the film The Towrope

  24. The Boreal Chorus's rating of the film The Towrope

    A well-made thoughtful film about vulnerability, mystery, loss... it has an understated quality in which little details and gestures add up toward the creation of possible meanings. But the film refuses to preach or manipulate and instead allows the viewer to have a deeply personal interaction with the facts, as well as the looming mysteries and emotions it hints at beyond what is perceived.

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