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Generation P Reviews

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March 7, 2015
Russia Cinema is alive and on Acid it seems, very interesting Movie
July 28, 2014
Generation P received critical acclaim at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where it played in the Vanguard Program; at 2012 New Directors/New Films at MoMA and Lincoln Center in New York; nominated for New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Other accolades include Special Jury Mention at the 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sofia International Film Festival; Best Feature Film Debut at the 2012 Almata International Film Festival; and the Audience Award at the 2011 "Sputnik Over Poland", the biggest festival of Russian cinema outside of Russia. Generation P was the Opening Film of the 2011 London Russian Film Festival and received the "Time Out London" Critics' Choice of the Week.
½ January 20, 2014
Very interesting although I didn't understand all of it. Much of the film was hilariously funny in talking about the ad game and politics, and the acid trips especially were visually stunning. The subtitles were hard to read for an older person-the white on white was often hard to see.
February 25, 2013
Generation P is one of the masterpieces of this generation. Many critics have fans have missed the central theme of the book and the film - the violently postmodernist critique of a consumerist society. A society where you must "sell" everything. A wonderful celluloid transformation of a really great book, it abounds in magic realism, myths and fantasy to depict a society which can not be analyzed without these tools. The film is an acerbic attack on the advertising community and the hallucinatory effect on the masses and the reference to the mythological characters make it an even more engaging. With its use of magic realism, the film comes very close to the Latin American tradition of literature which makes it an even more illuminating film.
December 21, 2012
Everyone will hate me for this: The review calls the film "occasionally hallucinogenic". Technically, this means the film causes occasional hallucinations. If the film is merely LIKE an hallucination, then it's "hallucinatory"
December 21, 2012
Everyone will hate me for this: The review calls the film "occasionally hallucinogenic". Technically, this means the film causes occasional hallucinations. If the film is merely LIKE an hallucination, then it's "hallucinatory"
½ December 13, 2012
Quickly-spoken dialogue...the scenes and concepts are presented swiftly - you may miss something if you go to the toilet. Great fun, great tripping scenes, a good film. This is not the slow-bored mellow-drama that wins awards like that silent film that won the Oscar last year. If you liked Holy Motors, come here. If you liked Cosmopolis, come here...

I understand the Acid trip/mad Men analogy, and it does even seem to rip off Mad Men (at least the film was made after the series), and I see this Acid & Advertising as a positive, not a splat - i read Roger E's review, and I don't get how that is a splat.
December 2, 2012
Generation P is the most interesting movie I have seen in a long time. Smart, in your face... It truly gets to the meat of the matter. True beliefs, honor, integrity... no longer... certainly not the fanatically driven religions meant to distract the congretation while they are raped and pillaged... MONEY, GLAMOUR, BEING COOL - BRANDS - Those are the icons of now. The politicians have all been bought by brands with far reaching ideas of social engineering... the fact is that many politicians have indeed been digiotized. These are the themes explored in Generation P - a truly great, refreshing ... strangely ... hopeful movie. See it.
November 15, 2012
Mushrooms, cocaine, vodka,advertising,PR, post soviet Russia,fight for power, for domination,pagan references,Che Guevara's spirit.......hectic,fast paced,offers you a different view on the whole TV culture and politics. Somewhat funny,very cynical,makes you think. Not an easy watch but really good.
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