Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand) (2009)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
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A pair of twins hitchhiking to their mother's funeral in Spain find their innocent journey taking an unexpectedly ominous turn as feelings of loathing, rivalry, and intimacy boil to the surface in director Pascal-Alex Vincent's melancholy drama. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Sep 11, 2009 Wide
Jan 26, 2010
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The Carrils are so inexpressive and the script so sketchy that we never have much of a stake in figuring it out.
What's refreshing about Pascal-Alex Vincent's dramatically thin but richly atmospheric feature debut is that it recognizes the essential truth of the conceit: all seminal voyages are journeys of heightened awareness, as visceral as they are emotional.
It's usually a dangerous sign when a director casting about for an idea gets fascinated by twins.
With its meandering, unfocussed narrative, this sometimes feels more like beautiful moving wallpaper than an actual film. But even without much plot, it's a fascinating exploration of identity.
An award-winner for his short films, Vincent makes the stretch to feature length comfortably enough, even if his meditation on the limits of brotherly love does allow its imagery of wild European landscapes to do more of the talking...
The movie always looks good with an inspired comic-book animated opening sequence, but there is something preposterous about the leads and their smouldering emotions.
It's almost hard to see the movie inside all the recycled beats and diaphanous construction, much less to feel its pulse.
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