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Monanieba (Repentance) Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2014
[Repentance] is lit with bursts of satiric humor, with music, bits of opera and great flights of surreal imagery, which only serve to intensify its growing horror. And it is never less than physically gorgeous.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 26, 2014
Repentance would seem mordantly funny if its wit, like that of its central character, weren't also so cruel.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
August 26, 2014
Its significance as a social and historical document far outstrips its value as art.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 26, 2014
Tengiz Abuladze's dreamlike allegorical fantasy about Stalinism, as well as despotism in general, is probably the best known and almost certainly one of the best Soviet films to have surfaced as a result of glasnost.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
August 26, 2014
The result is neither as minatory nor as moving as it thinks it is, despite some arresting surrealist images and the performance of Makharadze as Varlam.