Chaplin of the Mountains (2014)



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A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American film students who are travelling to remote villages screening Charlie Chaplin films. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda Triangle, along the Iraqi-Turkish-Iranian borders. - See (c) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Jano Rosebiani
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

At its best, the film seems as dreary a travelogue as that Nia Vardalos vehicle "My Life in Ruins." At its worst, "Chaplin of the Mountains" feels like an overambitious film-school thesis with superfluous political and philosophical posturing.

Full Review… | December 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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There's a simplicity and directness in "Chaplin of the Mountains" that keeps it aloft; its wholehearted sincerity feels much fresher than any number of slicker, more cynical films.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014
New York Post
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A charmingly shaggy road trip with clear political undertones, "Chaplin of the Mountains" winds its way across the Iraqi Kurdistan region, using silent movies to give voice to the troubles of a war-battered people.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
New York Times
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In real life, this makes a nice story. As a movie, it is a cavalcade of cliches.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
New York Daily News
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Deadened by milquetoast characters, uninspired landscape photography, and no perceptible stakes.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
Village Voice
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A road movie through liberated Kurdish territory in northern Iraq. The personality of the wonderful Kurdish people shines through.

Full Review… | February 22, 2014

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