Araby (Arábia) Reviews

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April 4, 2019
The hard politics of capitalism are omnipresent, and yet that doesn't ruin the pleasure of this light-touch gem.
March 6, 2019
"You could say that the film is not about anything but, really, it's about everything".
March 1, 2019
The Brazilian Araby is an example of this Latin American cinema that is looking at the sociocultural interior of its idiosyncrasy without prejudices or folklore. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 25, 2019
Araby demonstrates that you can tune in to a character's story despite the level of gloom. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 22, 2019
A highly nuanced work of lyrical realism, Araby is an instant classic.
February 22, 2019
The fantastic element of Araby is that it is reality filtered through writing. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 22, 2019
Araby is filled with as much melancholic emotion as it is with poetry and pain. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 22, 2019
A marvelous offering with neorealist roots that displays everyday life with so much tragedy, but also a warmth and delicacy. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 14, 2019
Even with all its flaws, you will be moved by its humanity, but don't be surprised if a deep feeling of solitude invades your spirit.
November 3, 2018
It's a social and political commentary of a modern day industrial power and the polarisation and inequality prevalent in most developing nations.
October 8, 2018
It's a wonderfully vibrant film that connects to the Depression-era working-class films in America.
September 6, 2018
The directors prove they have a rare ability to make a flow of words really cinematic.
August 20, 2018
Without pretense or sentiment, Araby is one of the year's richest cinematic experiences. It unearths the costs of constantly roaming free, chasing memories, leaving people behind, and refusing to express one's self in the moment.
August 17, 2018
An austerely beautiful, minimalist film like this either works for you or it doesn't. Initially just mildly intrigued, I eventually found Araby something of a revelation...
August 16, 2018
Araby is unmistakably contemporary in its fashions, settings, and physical behavior; the similarities to the past seem found rather than manufactured.
August 9, 2018
A beautifully turned Brazilian movie that carries on as if a social-cause documentary and a folk song confessional had entered into a poignant embrace.
July 5, 2018
The filmmakers dramatize, thinly but ardently, the rise of self-consciousness, of a revolution in the soul that hints at political action.
July 5, 2018
It's a soft bolero of a film, painting a searing portrait of life for developing-nation laborers but coming around in the end to touches of loveliness and humanity we didn't see coming.
June 29, 2018
It's a life out of an outlaw country song, with the spaces between the notes expressing working-class yearning-not least for the lost promise of Brazil's stalled socialist project.
June 28, 2018
Araby may not seem to tell much of a story, in the usual sense: it seems to be one damn thing after another, but that, the film persuasively demonstrates, is precisely what life is.
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