Back to Normandy Reviews

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
February 5, 2009
It's a bit too convenient to credit Philibert's film with Proustian significance, but this particular remembrance has been constructed with similar profundity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 25, 2008
Back to Normandy is never less than an extraordinary journey through time, memory and the repercussions of a baffling, bygone crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
July 24, 2008
The testimony of Normandy's subjects is always fascinating; Philibert proves that not all directors should wade in the same river twice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
July 23, 2008
It is rather awesomely evident that when the cameras left, life -- and death -- simply went on.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
October 6, 2007
Viewers should be won over by the director's warm humanity, puckish sense of humour and rich appetite for contingent associations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2007
Not so much an entertainment or even an illumination, but rather a personal cinematic scrapbook, which should be stamped 'return to sender.'
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
May 24, 2007
A straightforward docu with a slightly mystical heart, Back to Normandy plays like a meticulous personal project on which we are permitted to eavesdrop.