Born and Bred (2006)
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An existential nightmare of grief, guilt and penance, with Guillermo Nieto's sublime photography of the frozen, otherworldly landscape a correlative to Santiago's suspended state.
An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses after a horrible accident.
Not everyone will find Trapero's uncompromising storytelling and quiet camerawork to their liking, but once more with Born and Bred he demonstrates a masterful ability to unite the physical and the metaphorical, the social and the sensual.
We search for something redeeming, which we finally receive but far too late.
The film is so beautifully shot and controlled that Patagonia becomes as much a character in the film as the middle-class Santiago and his working-class friends.
Like the brutal climate it portrays, the film isn't easy to love, and Pfening makes a less sympathetic soul in torment than Trapero perhaps intends.
Argentinian director Pablo Trapero's Born and Bred is a quiet but resonant mood piece.
Trapero creates a cinematic eco-system that moment by moment, scene by subtle scene, completely enfolds you.
The landscape speaks louder than words in this atmospheric journey through emotional extremes.
A searing, wonderfully shot, and artfully understated examination of guilt and grief.
Impressively acted and compassionately observed, it hovers intriguingly between reality and dream-state.
Director Pablo Trapero seals his enviable reputation with this exceptional study of isolation and grief.
Just as the constantly falling snow leaches the colour from the backdrop, so the emotion bleeds out of the film.
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