Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) Reviews

January 7, 2020
Diamonds of the Night remains a crowing jewel in an important film movement that aches to be experienced.
May 18, 2019
A film of such raw power that it still feels genuinely radical, a hallucinatory, aesthetically visionary work.
May 6, 2019
largely eschews a traditional cinematic approach to the subject and instead dramatizes the action through a fractured subjectivity that renders the entire experience dreamlike and fleeting
April 24, 2019
This manages to combine the striking realism of a documentary with the surrealistic touches of an experimental piece.
April 16, 2019
It's not only possible for audiences to emerge from this movie without a clear idea of what happens in it, it's virtually required. We're left with existential terror.
January 21, 2019
A thrilling tale of survival, dehumanisation and coming-of-age in Nazi-occupied Europe.
July 20, 2018
The technique is the jaggedly familiar one of cuts to fantasy and memories; the result painful but pitiful, with something new to say about the inhumanity, not of official fiends, but of everyday old men out on a spree.
November 8, 2017
Not just specifically about the Second World War, Nemec's film still has resonance today as a broader allegory for the politics of power and the often belligerent attitude of the old towards the young.
November 5, 2013
Nemec's debut stunner feels even more potent now that it's been freed of the expectations and delineations of a national movement.
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2005
One loses interest. It looks unreal.