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Matière Grise (Grey Matter)

Matière Grise (Grey Matter) (2012)

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Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war. Potential funders for the film insist the themes are too bleak and pessimistic-they encourage Balthazar to make a "message" film that raises awareness about gender-based violence or

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There are no emotional fireworks here, just smoldering, quiet, lonely agony.

January 18, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Audacious and angry...

July 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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Director Kivu Ruhorahoza dares to demolish fiction's inherent distance from what might be considered "reality."

January 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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