Critic Reviews for Patagonia
Predictable and tedious, and it all wraps up in an unconvincing would-be emotional climax.
A topcoat of enforced lyricism creates an emotional soft-focus that is unsatisfying and unconvincing.
Now here's a curio - a film that flits between Wales and Argentina and features a small turn from songstress Duffy. And it's a complete gem.
It is slow-paced, a bit overlong but almost lovingly sympathetic, as if some people's histories have a lot to tell us that we don't know.
If previous features My Little Eye, Trauma and Snow Cake belied Evans' filmmaking voice, Patagonia is a loudhailer that announces the Carmarthen son as one of British cinema's most promising talents.
Audience Reviews for Patagonia
It's a hard sell, but this Welsh/Argentinian co-production, shot on location in both countries and featuring two very separate stories (though both about home and how we mythologise "belonging") is a beguiling, deeply moving and superbly acted film. Stunningly photographed with a great soundtrack, this is an overlooked gem.
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