From Afar (Desde Allá)

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From Afar is narratively elliptical to a fault, but for patient viewers willing to allow the story to unfold at its own unhurried pace, the end result is its own absorbing reward.



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Armando, a 50 year old man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17 year old boy that is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.

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Critic Reviews for From Afar (Desde Allá)

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  • [Pablo Larrain's] performance here further advances his standing as contemporary cinema's gray little nothing of an answer to the Everyman.

    Jul 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • From Afar is an intriguing, emotionally painful and brilliant film.

    Jun 30, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • All signs point to director Vigas going on to make something much better.

    Jun 30, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Vigas tries every trick in the arthouse book - long silences, meaningful looks, out-of-focus imagery - to sell his story.

    Jun 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A tightly coiled, beautifully acted relationship study that occasionally swerves in the direction of a gangland thriller ...

    Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Carefully composed, shot in the usual gray and mustard digital palette, the film deals in small slivers of information.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for From Afar (Desde Allá)

While extremely telling as a visual piece of work, the script is unfortunately not so consistent, especially as the characters' motivations become too implausible. Full review on filmotrope. com

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