D'Est (From the East) (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

D'Est (From the East) (1993)





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This experimental documentary is a compendium of striking images of Eastern Europe and its citizens in transition, following the collapse of the so-called Cold War. Places as diverse as Baltic beaches, and Moscow's snow-covered streets vie for attention along with the citizens of these places as they wait in lines, march in military formation, or stand idle in the waiting rooms of train stations. There is no narration, and no clear point (except the idea of transitions) is indicated by the beautifully chosen, enigmatic imagery. Indeed, there is not even much musical accompaniment. Fans of director Chantal Akerman's aggressively "non-commercial" work are likelier to find this film more appealing than the average viewer will. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


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Applying her minimalist approach to the new realities of Eastern Europe, this is an intrguing film essay by avant-garde director Chantal Ackerman

August 4, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's especially suited for cinephiles and fans of Akerman (count me as one) who can roll with the demands made on the viewer to appreciate its understated artistic qualities.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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