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Godless
Ralitza Petrova Bulgaristan, 2016
Ivanova is a fine actor, but her character lacks dimension; the nurse’s sordid environment and the abasement she endures to the point of numbness make her feel like a personification of the country’s political corruption and social unrest.
March 02, 2017
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Godless pivots on the atmosphere of the dejected town, for which Petrova chose an academy-like ratio, she said, to pull the viewers down the dismal hole in which the film begins and ends, as well as on the impressive performance of a non-professional, Irena Ivanova, in the role of Gana, to which the jury awarded the best female actor prize.
September 14, 2016
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Petrova’s stern message might be more persuasive if it were couched in an equally rigorous form, yet piecemeal timidity rather than boldness is the order of the day here, a mix of handheld close-ups that play with focus, low-angle shots of buildings, broad vistas of the inevitably wintry landscape, and shots through rear windscreens, none of which are employed frequently or decisively enough to cohere into a potent formal system.
September 04, 2016
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A punishing, brutalist portrait of endemic corruption in modern-day provincial Bulgaria that most observers either dismissed or disliked, Godless was as undeniably well-made as it was redundant; its denunciation of modern Eastern European post-communist, post-capitalist society adds nothing to the work of, say, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Alexei Balabanov or Yuri Bykov, and lacked the stylistic punch of the Romanian New Wave.
August 19, 2016
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A steely, compelling work that mixes harsh social realism with a powerful strain of laconic character sketch, while also sporting moody quasi-thriller inflections that evoke Georges Simenon or certain US exponents of literary noir. Tightly coherent both in narrative and sombre visuals, which together create a claustrophobic evocation of a morally septic world, the film also features a minimalist, mesmerizing lead turn from Irena Ivanova, winner of Locarno’s Best Female Performance award.
August 13, 2016
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