The Unspeakable Act (2013)

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Dan Sallitt's remarkable, boldly conceived fourth feature is a vivid character study of Jackie, a charismatic, fiercely intelligent, soulful young woman struggling to navigate the choppy waters of adolescence, and nurturing an intense emotional attachment to her older brother that crosses over unmistakably into incestuousness. A critic and blogger as well as a filmmaker, Sallitt has established a unique and confident voice, both in his writing and in his long-gestating but always impressive … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Dan Sallitt
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On DVD: Aug 19, 2013
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Sensitive subject-matter is handled with tact and intelligence in this tart if talky US indie.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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[It] is about the familiar more than it is about the forbidden.

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
New York Times
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You couldn't accuse the cast members of being good actors (several struggle to be merely amateurish).

Full Review… | February 26, 2013
Time Out
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The result is a film as sensuous as it is intelligent.

Full Review… | June 1, 2015
Artforum

Sallitt dedicates "The Unspeakable Act" to Eric Rohmer, and there is some of the cloistered hush of Salinger's Glass family here, but this fluent film has its own serene yet vivid life.

Full Review… | April 14, 2014
Newcity

An intelligent and chillingly engaging dark arthouse film, dedicated to Eric Rohmer.

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
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