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  1. AdrianM.'s rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    1,5 well fuck, if Porumboiu directs movies that are being viewed internationally, I could give it a shot as well

  2. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

  3. sfasatura's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    filmi daha çok sevebilmek için belki biraz godard ve truffaut izlemek gerekiyor. Ya da şöyle söyleyeyim. Belki en sevdiğim yönetmenlerden biri Truffaut ve yeni dalga yönetmenleri olmasaydı bu filmi o kadar da beğenmezdim.

  4. Andrew Miller's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    The significance of these deadpan conversations unfolds gradually-- layers of cynicism and insecurity fall away to reveal bitter truths.

  5. saitosouta's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Insightfully trilling execise of time and lies. Perhaps its long-take is more intense, effective & I-concentrate-on-deeply than Porumboiu's other movie. So finally, I've watched Porumboiu's all feature and I Love them so much (less "The Second Game", but want to rewatch)

  6. Makinist Klitorist's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Bu filmi sevemedim. Sevmedim. Sevmeyeceğim. Yarısında bıraktım. Neden mi sevmedim? Toplumun ve insanın çürümüşlüğünü baz alan ve insandan iğrenen bir bakış açısı benden uzak dursun. Evet, çürüme her yerde var; ama, sevmeme halini kalıcı kılmak bir çözüm (veya sanatsal bir bakış açısı) değil değil bence.

  7. Angelika Arman's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    I think this film is not for everybody. And it is not universal. I could relate to every bit, and if there is one thing this film is not, it is not whoring for applause.

  8. Isaac Ionescu's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

  9. Roberto Carlos's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

  10. Joao Pedro Amorim's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    after a very auspicious beginning, the film is never more than a statement, the demonstration of an idea.

  11. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Película de asimilación. Porumboiu va soltando de a pocos las intenciones de sus personajes, sus pensamientos y secretos. A su paso, irá manifestando un discurso personal sobre el cine, sobre la forma, su concepción, la sensibilidad sugerente, cuestiones que por cierto se ponen en práctica en sus personajes. Está también ese significante del malestar metabólico como prueba de un engaño manipulado, editado.

  12. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    ****1/2 This could be a ***** - I'll surely be watching it again in the future and re-assessing/re-relishing it!

  13. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    In a time when the process of painting is considered the painting, when the process of film making can make a film, in brief, when the ontogeny of an art work starts not with its accomplishment, but with the first sketchy steps one takes to make it (with every ‘evolutionary’ phase seen as a distinct, accomplished chapter), Porumboiu’s disconcertingly ironic reflexion on incompleteness and the always troublesome

  14. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    ★★★★ on a bunch of gutsy long shots, please tell me: film or digital?

  15. nein's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    OMG, this guy is so annoying. Always.

  16. GoSpeedGo!'s rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Both realistic and self-aware. In fact, the indiscernibility between the two is what makes it so fascinating. Listen to the dialogue, it's all there. How do we relate to reality? How is this relating shaped by the tools we (don't) use? What's fake and what's genuine? Is there a difference? Don't get too distracted by the (thematically fitting) reference to Antonioni, this film has much more to offer.

  17. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Ah, the endoscopy, the endoscopy. http://theflickeringwall.blogspot.pt/2014/08/cand-se-lasa-seara-peste-bucuresti-sau.html

  18. José Neves's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    The meta-narrative that reveals to be self indulgent. Apart from the opening sequence, in which its whole program is revealed, there is nothing interesting in this film: no shot, scene, dialogue, idea. His previous film, in its organicity, exposed more speech on (and about) cinema, doing it, than this one, without being demonstrative and awkward. And it's useless to suggest a proximity to Antonioni for an affinity.

  19. Mike A's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Here in the Anglo-American world, satire has been worn down to a blunt edge; this movie, with its incisive piss-take on the ethics of filmmaking, was a much-needed tonic. The combination of scene=shot and Scope framing is theatrical and cinematic in beautiful combination. Another long-take film that shows up the dusty, pernicious opposition between realism and formalism.

  20. msmichel's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    TIFF '13 Porumboiu again shows his mastery of screenwriting with this wry, knowing examination of a filmmaker slowing down his production so he can prolong his affair with one of the actresses. A conversation piece of the first order with the banality of chitchat often becoming quite sublime. Never dry and quite humorous featuring game performances by leads Dumitrache and Avramut.

  21. WhatsUpWill's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Why do you speak when you have nothing to say? Did not like, did not care for.

  22. Ciprian Ailenei's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Pretentious as fuck. A fuck, however, is better.

  23. Cojocariu Claudia's rating of the film When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    Someone asked me if a director has to do all those things. Definitely yes if we're talking about Porumboiu's characters. This 4x4 (+one) open tableau marks the classical terittory of a professional, gloomy director whose vital philosophies come down to a mud of nothingness. However, the main focus is his relationship with the young actress, or, even better, his mystification of this superficial relationship.