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Reviews: Outside Satan (2013)

Outside_SatanReviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Hors Satan could be grouped with Carlos Reygadas’ “Silent Light” (itself based on Dreyer’s “Ordet”) and the films of Robert Bresson, but his minimalism makes his meaning more elusive, inviting less emotion than those filmmakers.
  • Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: The spirit of Carl Th. Dreyer seems to hover over Bruno Dumont’s Hors Satan. From its almost eerie calm to its lingering spiritual implications, there were times when I felt as if Dumont were actually channeling Dreyer himself.
  • [New – 2/21] | Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?
    • Excerpt: Of the many contemporary practitioners of so-called “slow cinema,” Dumont is one of the least likely to allow for spontaneity. With his subtly micromanaged mise-en-scène, he summons a compositional intensity that lends minuscule gestures – a whistle through fingers, a dog’s bark, a sudden bodily movement – an unsettling charge.
Updated: July 23, 2015 — 9:53 pm

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