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The Great Wall (2016)

The Great Wall (2016)

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'The Great Wall has been completed at its most southerly point'. So begins Kafka's short story 'At the Building of the Great Wall of China', and so, at Europe's heavily militarised south-eastern frontier, begins this film. In the shadow of its own narratives of freedom, Europe has been building its own great wall. Like its Chinese precursor, this wall has been piecemeal in construction, diverse in form and dubious in utility. 'The Great Wall' moves across fortified landscapes, pausing with those whose lives are framed by borders. Moving inward toward the seat of power, the film holds the European project up to a dazzling cinematic light, refracted through Kafka's mysterious text; ultimately questioning the nature of power.

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Its title may refer to an undeniably physical barrier but Tadhg O'Sullivan's The Great Wall... opts for a more transmutable definition of no more permeable boundaries.

December 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Technically accomplished and so beautiful to look at.

December 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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