Through the Forest (À travers la forêt) (2005)

Through the Forest (À travers la forêt)

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Told in ten "chapters," each composed of a single tracking shot, Jean-Paul Civeyrac's Through the Forest opens on Armelle (Camille Berthomier), who blissfully awakens from a night of passion with her boyfriend, Renaud (Aurelien Wiik). She gets up, opens the curtains, lets the sunshine in, and sings a happy song to her man, trying to coax him out of bed. But a moment later, he's vanished and the room has gone dreary and gray. It turns out that Renaud died in a motorcycle accident some time ago, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Through the Forest (À travers la forêt)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Civeyrac's moody sixth feature combines genre movie thematics (and B movie frugality) with a bravura narrative structuralism.

Full Review… | September 27, 2005
Village Voice
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Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Variety
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[The film's] lingering philosophical eeriness may seem like Tarkovsky-lite to some, but it's undeniably an hour well-spent under the tutelage of an under-represented auteur.

Full Review… | October 8, 2005
Premiere Magazine

Quick, what's the first thing you do as a director trying to make yourself seem cool, besides editing the movie backwards? Right! You shoot your scenes in one continuous shot.

Full Review… | October 5, 2005
Offoffoff

A quixotic film of tone-poem rhythms about the unquenchable desire for lost love.

Full Review… | September 29, 2005
Slant Magazine

A hypnotic and intense masterwork on grief, the afterlife, and the yearning of the soul that can turn darkness into light.

Full Review… | September 28, 2005
Spirituality and Practice

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