From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) Reviews

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July 21, 2017
It isn't all as tawdry as it sounds: in her exquisitely shot film, director Nicole Garcia poses some compelling questions about class and war.
July 7, 2017
Garcia has a stylish eye for detail, but I haven't experienced French melodrama this rich since I spilled Bordeaux on my dying Parisian mistress's wedding gown.
July 7, 2017
From the Land of the Moon's greatest crime is how boring it is.
July 6, 2017
Expect the unexpected in this satisfyingly unorthodox love triangle.
July 6, 2017
Cotillard is typically fearless, uningratiating and utterly captivating. Director Nicole Garcia hews close to her actors while maintaining a scrupulous reserve.
June 30, 2017
While direction and production are still to the high quality expected from Garcia, the false promise of exploring new territory makes the overall experience feel lacking, despite its better qualities.
June 29, 2017
From the Land of the Moon is pretty and well-appointed.
June 29, 2017
Cotillard doesn't fear embracing the worst aspects of the character. [Full review in Portuguese.]
June 27, 2017
The ending is pretty ridiculous but overall it's engaging if taken as melodrama.
June 23, 2017
If From the Land of the Moon were not in French, and did not star Marion Cotillard, we'd be rolling around in the aisles laughing at it.
June 11, 2017
The final twist ramps up the feverish silliness of a story that is already unintentionally daft.
June 8, 2017
Although shot with grace by Coco before Chanel's Christophe Beaucarne, it's a film that never sweeps you up in the story.
June 8, 2017
Sincere performances and beautiful photography save the film from descending into cheap romantic fiction and eventually you discover there is more going on than first meets the eye.
June 8, 2017
You don't get [this] kind of thing on the NHS - but you do, with reasonable frequency, on Sunday evening television, which is where this very harmlessly tempestuous tale might feel most at home.
June 8, 2017
French acting gentry Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel fall in love in a mountain sanatorium in the 1950s in this slightly wan drama from Nicole Garcia.
June 8, 2017
An intense, profound and intimate character study that takes a candid exploration into the fragile mind of our protagonist.
June 5, 2017
A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.
June 5, 2017
Even the captivating presence of Marion Cotillard can't save From the Land of the Moon from succumbing to embarrassing histrionics.
May 1, 2017
Cotillard does what's required, and she dovetails well with actor-turned-director Garcia. But this is substandard material for both.
March 23, 2017
Mal de Pierres works as an encouragement for a pleasant nap because of how plain and simple it is. [Full review in Spanish]
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