Diamond Island (2016)

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A child leaves his home country to seek work is reunited with his long lost older brother.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

This kind of narrative inexactitude might drive some viewers crazy, but there's an emotional truth to it, too.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

"Diamond Island" feels like a little dream; a film that, at the end, you don't finish as much as awaken from.

Oct 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The film ultimately works more as a social portrait than as a rather classic bildungsroman, revealing all the sweat, suffering and heartache it takes to build one massive diamond in the rough.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Cambodian-French helmer Davy Chou's intermittently stylish teen movie lacks narrative momentum but has heart to spare.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…
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The deliberately aimless rhythms and low-stakes plotting make clear that Davy Chou is predominantly interested in cultural anthropology.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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