2019, Drama, 1h 17m48 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings
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Burning Cane is a compelling look at weighty themes -- and a remarkably assured debut from an impressively talented young filmmaker. Read critic reviews
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Burning Cane delivers a thoughtful, unyielding statement here about generational trauma, the false promise of religion, and the dire circumstances facing the rural poor.March 25, 2020 | Full Review…
Youmans, who was 17 while making the film, presents not only an advanced visual language and style for his age but a striking emotional nuance in the portrayal of his characters...December 3, 2019 | Full Review…
Deeply moving and a little bit tragic.
This film feels like a grown man coming back and trying to understand his childhood. This [director] was 17!... It's deeply astonishing.
Even when the images edge toward the self-consciously authorial... there's always something to latch onto... "Burning Cane" also gets us excited about what else Youmans can do.
Youmans... depicts these harrowing emotional crises in dramatic fragments and shadow-drenched, often oblique images; they suggest his anguish at a legacy of male frustration, violence, rage, and self-destruction...November 4, 2019 | Full Review…
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