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La Ventana (The Window) (2008)

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88

Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Bombón -- El Perro director Carlos Sorin writes and directs this nostalgic meditation on memory, aging, and death concerning a bedridden 80-year-old father anticipating the arrival of his long-estranged son, a world-renowned concert pianist. Antonio (Antonio Larreta) is nearing the end of his days, though before he goes, he longs for one last visit with the son he hasn't seen in years. In order to ensure that everything is perfect for their long-overdue reunion, Antonio asks his caretakers to

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Art House & International, Drama

Carlos Sorin, Pedro Maizal

Aug 4, 2009

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2) | DVD (1)

A slight, subtle character sketch, structured and paced like a particularly fine short story.

May 7, 2009 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Dialogue and plot are sparse, but such contrivances are unimportant when the acting is superb and the pastoral cinematography, by Julian Apezteguia, is breathtaking.

May 6, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
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This rather trite visualization is made all the more banal by comparison with the many ravishing images Sorin and cinematographer Julián Apezteguia capture in the movie proper.

May 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Portentous dreams infiltrate the Argentine director Carlos Sorn's film The Window.

May 6, 2009
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The Window is not without a certain visual spell that makes it a first-rate artistic achievement.

May 6, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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As his staff prepares for his son's arrival and the piano tuner fills the hacienda with splintered notes, the limited stimulus sparks Antonio's memories, his final hours playing out like delicate, melancholic poetry.

May 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A character portrait that's sharply restrained and tightly constructed.

August 11, 2009 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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In The Window a last hurrah presents itself without any big bangs or catharsis.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Lyrical and quietly moving with lush cinematography and a sensitive, intelligent screenplay.

May 6, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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Sorin's nihilism is a matter of taste, but his claim that this movie bears any resemblance to Wild Strawberries is frankly disingenuous.

May 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

deals with the light and not the shadows, and with an airy leisure and humor that belies the melancholy and foretold destiny of a dying old man.

May 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Memorably makes the enigma of domesticity its main character.

May 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for La Ventana (The Window)

An extremely slow moving film that was mercifully short at 85 minutes. Interminably long takes of the admittedly beautiful scenery, interspersed with scenes of mundane domestic activities provide the background for a story of a man preparing to welcome a rare visit from his son, at the end of his long, full life. Not a lot happens here, but what does occur is presented with such love and tenderness that one cannot help being drawn in. The lighter moments are sprinkled sparingly throughout the film, but they at least relieve what could otherwise have been a very dull film indeed. If action filled shoot-em-ups or laugh out loud comedies are your thing, stay far, far away. But if a beautifully crafted impressionistic portrait of a man at the end of his life sounds delicious, then by all means, dig it for a visual feast.
June 25, 2010
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