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From Afar (Desde Allá) Reviews

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October 26, 2016
Perhaps this film requires a deeper understanding of Latin American queerness than this reviewer possesses, but From Afar watches like an intimate film that lacks intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 3, 2016
Vigas never quite mobilizes the alienating distance evoked by the title to particularly illuminating ends; it all remains too remote, too removed, even when the characters and narrative reach a putatively surprising but sterile climax.
June 9, 2016
Carefully composed, shot in the usual gray and mustard digital palette, the film deals in small slivers of information.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2016
All signs point to director Vigas going on to make something much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 6, 2016
From Afar showcases a promising auteur in the making, but this lauded debut outing is ultimately a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 9, 2016
Almost aggressively unconvincing ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 8, 2016
Less a fully realized and inhabited project than a set of symmetries snapping into place.
June 8, 2016
"From Afar" suffers from the writer's way of using disjuncture and opacity to suggest meaning where, if you look closely enough, there really is none ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2016
Recommended only to the very patient, this study of a relationship between two highly disparate men feels slow and parched.
January 2, 2017
From Afar resorts to a socially demoralized vision that condemns both Armando and Elder.
February 20, 2019
The film is an intriguing exploration of the changing power balance between the two [men].
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2017
Vigas makes the viewer wonder: How thin is this line? Where do the limits of indifference, repulsion, devotion, obsession, or maybe even true love end?
June 22, 2016
Undoubtedly a great film debut, but there's work to be done. [Full review in Spanish]
May 5, 2016
A film that uses themes like homophobia as a backdrop, combining sensibility and inteligence with violence and kindness, cruelty and love. [Full review in Spanish]
October 11, 2016
A smart and tough film that is also surprising and direct. [Full review in Spanish]
January 10, 2018
The picture is directed with such precise meticulousness that it absolutely effuses coldness. Yet that coldness blends so seamlessly into the film's overall spirit that it succeeds in a singular way to express emotion while totally avoiding melodrama.
February 20, 2016
From Afar delivers an incisive, poignant, surgically precise character study that deals a fatal blow in one crisp, clean stab.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 22, 2016
A tight, precise and firm film debut. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2016
Staying grounded in reality, the film proposes redemption through human interaction. [Full review in Spanish]
October 11, 2016
A very emotional film with many silences in which the eyes speak crudely. It will definitely get stuck in the viewer's mind for several days. [Full review in Spanish]
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