Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia) (2004)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 3
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 531
The grim toll the war in Chechnya has taken on that nation's children is the focus of this harrowing and powerful documentary. The film's first chapter was filmed at the Kronstadt Cadet Academy, where children between the ages of 9 and 14 (many orphans or from poor families) are taught the skills of soldiers, foreshadowing the lives they will probably lead in the Army. In the second segment, cameras capture the sad realities of life in the bombed-out Chechen capitol of Grozny as orphanages
Jan 21, 2004 Wide
First Run Features - Official Site
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
The acrid fog of war is palpable in Pirjo Honkasalo's magnificent documentary, The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, one of the saddest films ever made.
Honkasalo's self-consciously high-art approach seems likely, at least for American audiences, to render an already remote conflict even stranger and more exotic.
A harrowing docu look at war and militarism's wounds, as seen through the eyes of Russian and Chechen children.
Steeped in the pain and sadness of war-torn children who have seen so many lives come and go around them[,] it forces us, too, to bear witness, if only for a hundred minutes.
Melancholia leans heavily toward propaganda, but the movie is well done, albeit almost overwhelmingly dark.
Honkasalo moves somberly and way too slowly through these three linked scenarios, and the droning score may induce sleep in the eyes of audience members.
Audience Reviews for Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia)
Discuss Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia) on our Movie forum!
Featured on RT
- Three Rooms of Melancholia (Melancholian 3 Huonetta) (DE)
- Three Rooms of Melancholia (Melancholian 3 Huonetta) (UK)