Mars At Sunrise Reviews

April 24, 2014
[Habie uses] a narrative framework similar to that of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But whereas that Michel Gondry comedy kept its central plot in focus as it became more visually elaborate, this just grows more alienating.
February 10, 2014
Suliman ("Paradise Now," "The Attack") dominates the screen as Khaled, utterly compelling in and out of jail, his magnificent perf tying up cinematic loose ends.
February 6, 2014
Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through stylized compositions, nontraditional narrative and a stripped-down aesthetic, Jessica Habie's "Mars at Sunrise" distills a war among many to a single, devastating duel.
February 4, 2014
Using its narrative as a launching pad for abstract visuals, the picture reminds viewers that even the most striking images demand context to create anything like drama.