Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia) Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 10, 2005
Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 29, 2005
Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 28, 2005
An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 27, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
July 26, 2005
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.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
June 4, 2005
A harrowing docu look at war and militarism's wounds, as seen through the eyes of Russian and Chechen children.