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Ivul (2009)



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Fifteen-year-old Alex is spending the summer with his family in a farmhouse situated in the middle of a forest. Alex spends his days with his beloved 18-year-old sister Freya in a world of play and dreams. When Alex and Freya are caught by surprise in a very intimate game, the familial balance is shattered. Their father casts out Alex, who manages to rescue himself on the rooftop. Alex swears to Freya that he will never set foot on the ground again and promises to wait for her forever. Moving from tree to tree, he progresses ever deeper into the forest.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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It may lack some of the earthy kick of his previous two films, but Ivul still shows Kötting as an outsider force to be reckoned with.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Time Out
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The movie will baffle and disconcert some. Others will find it a paradoxically realist visual poem about families and hurt feelings.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010

It's a film about improvisation: the higgledy-piggledy, bruised-and-abraded, hopeful-but-haunted ways we come up with to stumble through life and around our loved ones.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Although Andrew Kötting's film has the potential for something great it seems that over -thinking and too much focus on style has taken away from the content and unfortunately will not be everybody's cup of tea.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Empire Magazine

While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Radio Times

Unusual and unsettling, this is a frequently intriguing film with strong performances and distinctive direction, though the frustrating lack of focus in the story means that it lacks emotional impact.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010

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