Ismael's Ghosts (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ismael's Ghosts (2017)



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"Ismael's Ghosts" tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.


Critic Reviews for Ismael's Ghosts

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Flush with stylistic elegance and brio.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Mixing story elements from other touchstone films and funneling them through his unique style, Desplechin has delivered a familiar if agreeable valentine to the medium itself.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it's thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

To say that Desplechin loses the thread would only be partially accurate. It's more like he lights the thread on fire like a fuse.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

A narrative that is not necessarily fully comprehensible as a stand-alone item but which takes great pleasure in playing with all of the writer-director's obsessions, themes and styles.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

If "Ismael's Ghosts" were a meal, it would be a massive slab of off-tasting meat alternative, wrapped in fake bacon, cooked in margarine, then covered in dairy-free imitation cheese.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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