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  • Melancholy characters shine in this powerful portrait of island life.

    Mar 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a striking piece, and director of photography Yoliswa von Dallwitz evocatively captures the exposed, untamed island landscape.

    Mar 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

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  • Directed by Scott Graham, the story has a timeless quality, the spiritual and the bucolic intersecting with unnatural desires fed by the proximity of the community.

    Mar 24, 2016 | Rating: 4/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • There's something unconvincing about the whole enterprise.

    Mar 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • The film's pace is slow and quiet, like the island. Dialogue is sparse - and its sparseness powerfully implies that there is much that still cannot be said even after the passing of time.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Negga's lead performance is strong, but the film's deliberately slow pacing and dour tone make the film a hard sit ...

    Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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