Letters To Max (2014)



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When artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire posted a letter to Maxim Gvinjia, Abkhazia's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, he expected it to be returned 'destination unknown'. To his surprise, he received a phone call from Max. So began a conversation between them chronicling the contested state of Abkhazia, situated on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, which seceded from Georgia during the 1992-93 Civil War and remains a disputed territory.

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The dreamlike visuals cast a spell.

Sep 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In Letters to Max, the cinema itself serves as a time machine: a vehicle for nostalgia, for reconstructing the past(s) and places lost, but also for accessing a time and place that have not yet arrived.

Nov 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The images of small-town military pomp and abandoned, decayed buildings are fascinating but the film fails to grasp fully its slippery subject.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A poignant emotional journey which lingers in the subconscious for longer than expected.

Oct 4, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rarefied but affecting ...

Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The rare documentary/essay from a disputed and little-known corner of the world ... Abkhazia's the Land that Time Forgot.

Sep 27, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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