Jean Gentil (2012)

Jean Gentil


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Jean Gentil narrates the struggles - both material and philosophical - of an educated, deeply religious Haitian immigrant as he travels throughout the Dominican Republic, in search of work as well as a deeper meaning. Centering on the remarkable figure of Jean Remy Genty, playing a role closely modeled on his own life, the film traces his path from the city of Santo Domingo into the countryside, as this former French teacher is forced to find any possible means of subsistence. Though possessed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán
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A mesmerizing, beautiful drama, "Jean Gentil" is the rare film that teaches one to see.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Seattle Times
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The filmmakers have no patience for details, either basic or telling. Their elliptical method starts to seem lazy, and Jean's plight, a journey from bad to bad, starts to seem a stacked deck.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
New York Times
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Genuinely transcendent.

Full Review… | April 17, 2012
Time Out
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Keeps an unsentimental distance from its titular saint-savant and the existential crisis he endures.

Full Review… | April 17, 2012
Village Voice
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Full Review… | April 20, 2012
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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