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Hadewijch Reviews

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February 19, 2012
Dumont's elliptical movie is as stiff as an over-starched wimple and rather tedious, but like earlier films of his it has something that sticks in the mind like the hook in a fish's mouth.
February 17, 2012
The script's central paradox - that dogmatic believers are the most adept at switching allegiance - is arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2012
Challenging, thought provoking and extraordinarily powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 16, 2012
Dumont has an unique ability to create enigmatic, contemporary parables that get under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2012
Hadewijch is a thoughtful piece of raw, austere filmmaking, catering specifically for those interested in serious and adventurous cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2012
A controversial exploration of different faiths. Newcomer Julie Sokolowski shows her mettle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2012
The opaque Sokolowski is a real discovery, and this mysterious film builds to its climactic act of salvation...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2010
Dumont, as if trying to make sure nobody wants to see his movie, named it after a female Flemish poet from the 13th century, but - please read the rest of this sentence - the movie is set in modern times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 29, 2010
From would-be nun to fundamentalist accomplice is the unlikely but nonetheless absorbing premise of this stately spiritual study.
December 24, 2010
Should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will prove to be worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2010
It's a beautiful and mysterious work with a rhythm all its own.
December 22, 2010
Hadewijch goes from austere images of a wintry world to remarkably beautiful images of post-rainfall lushness. From desolation to revelation, humanism becomes visible in every living thing.
December 21, 2010
With Hadewijch, [Dumont] endorses something like the Dardenne brothers' rugged, squalid secular humanism, offering the barrier-breaking embrace as vague alternative to Despair, Church, or Capital.
December 21, 2010
The story of a young girl's spiritual devotion and the distorted manifestations of faith that follow, Hadewijch maintains the cool reserve that has made director Bruno Dumont famous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2010
Religious obsession meets raging teen hormones and an irrepressible desire for a date with the deity. And not always with dramatic clarity, while decidedly on the pathological when not celibate kooky erotic side.
July 6, 2010
An austere, deeply questioning examination of a devout young woman having an intense crisis of faith.
October 12, 2009
Lucid and startling
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2009
An austere and powerful French film about the dangers of religious zealotry and the mysteries of divine grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2009
In the tradition of Carl Dreyer, Robert Bresson and Ingmar Bergman, Hadewijch is about the dilemma of modern spirituality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2008
Dumont's patient, suggestive approach transcends mere provocation: this is a film about absence with some real weight to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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