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3.5
154 Ratings

¡Vivan las Antipodas!

Directed by Victor Kossakovsky
Germany, Argentina, 2011
Documentary

Synopsis

After the evocative title follows a revolutionary film that gives three cheers to our planet and its people in all their antagonisms and commonalities: ¡Vivan las Antipodas!

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¡Vivan las Antipodas! Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

Critics reviews

What if we could see what is actually on the other side of the world from where we sit? What would that look like? Would people truly walk upside down from us? Russian documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky’s expansive ¡Vivan las antípodas! approaches these questions with a mixture of the digging child’s ingenuousness and the dogged explorer’s rigor and sense of purpose.
February 19, 2016
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¡Vivan las Antípodas! is a mysterious trick film: inventive, wildly playful and truly mesmerising. The movie is a portrait of four antipodes – places on Earth diametrically opposite one another – that plays out as magical realist ethnography. Like a nonfiction Alfonso Cuarón, Kossakovsky uses ingenious technique to create cinematic poetry.
November 23, 2013
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The resulting viewing experience is cosmically funny and intimately melancholic, the Russian-born filmmaker’s talent so sharp that it could make Terrence Malick lie awake at night, desperate to tinker more with his ‘Tree of Life’ footage… It’s one of the most unforgettable doc experiments in years.
June 28, 2013
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