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Ratings & Reviews

  1. José Neves's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    35mm. In his initial shorts, there are inconsequent and ungrateful jokes like some of his later feature films, but also, something much rarer from him, an existential gravity that incorporates lyricism in the narration matter, like this beautiful film, where the journey between past and present is effected as a volatile matter, a constitutive memory (with)in images.

  2. Richard Tines's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Student film...a decent, proustian back and forth in the mind and life of an elderly everywoman...did Polanski really have a child whip a frog for his art? Oh well, at least he didn't blow a bunch up with firecrackers like Jodorowsky....with apologies to Taylor Swift, "the present day was black and white, the past was in living color"

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Une dame-pipi, vieille et pleine de souvenirs, vient prendre son service habituel dans des toilettes publiques en souterrain où elle voit passer au-dessus de sa tête, à travers une verrière, les pieds des passants. Défile une faune des plus hétéroclites jusqu'à un ange qui tombe du haut, mystérieusement. Entre fantastique et merveilleux !

  4. E's rating of the film When Angels Fall

  5. nino nino's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    cronie with cracked-mud face sits in a lavatory reminiscing about a lifetime or sorrows and disappoints...WARNING : VERY DEPRESS

  6. AdrianM.'s rating of the film When Angels Fall

    It comes hard to forget about the animal cruelty, but i will always watch with interest even the lesser efforts of Mr. Polanski, and his diploma work was admirable

  7. Brandon Nowalk's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Polanski the Romantic? Still a place of drunks, illicit sexual activity, brusque passersby, but the wistful-then-tragic color flashbacks and that titular finale. Crushing.

  8. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Un relato que combina la remembranza y tal vez el flashback en torno a las frustraciones de una mujer y los horrores de la guerra. Polanski engancha mediante el desencanto el relato romántico y el bélico. La guerra es prueba de que solo causa destrucción física como emocional. Hay un tono pausado y solemne en la narración que contrasta con el contenido agresivo. Un final absurdo que vuelca aún más la trama.

  9. Barboza's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Pretty impressive to track Polanski's progress as a filmmaker from "Murder" to "When Angels Fall". In only a couple of years with minimal experience he was able to elevate his craft. I wish I could have been apart of this film school during this era, where special people were emerging as great filmmakers without having to hammer themselves with experience.

  10. HenriqueA's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Interesting. I like it that it is wordless, though there are some parts that i would definetely not miss in it. But in the end, it is a sad and beautiful fable. You can watch it here

  11. Arctvrvs's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    Artistically pretentious? really? Moving images with a great concept was more on the lines I was thinking, but that's just me.

  12. Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film When Angels Fall

    The first in color and non-linear storyline, hence the most artistically pretentious among Roman Polanski's short films, and he had to make it that way, because this was his graduation thesis.