Un Lac (2008)


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The balance of a tight-knit family is thrown off by the arrival of a wandering lumberjack in this drama from artist and filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux. Alexi (Dmitry Kubasov) is a woodcutter struggling with epilepsy in a snowbound community in the North. Alexi lives a secluded life with his family, who are his only companions -- his father Christiann (Vitaly Kischenko), mother Liv (Simona Huelsemann) and siblings Hege (Natalie Rehorova) and Johannes (Arthur Semay). Sister Hege is Alexi's closest … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Mandrake Films

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Pretentious in some of the worst possible ways. Needlessly opaque, grim without being provocatively so, & just downright ugly to look at, the film has nothing of value to say.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

Un lac relies entirely on an unnerving handheld camera, often capturing claustrophobic close-ups of the actors, counterbalanced by heady, blurry, desaturated landscape photography that owes as much to the ideas of Nietzsche and Heidegger...

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

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