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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014)

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014)

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Hailed as an "exquisitely crafted film with poetic overtones and a wide sweeping vision" by documentary filmmaker, Reyes' provocative essay film reimagines the U.S./Mexico border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory, and leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. (C) CinemaTropical

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The cinematography is stunning, the images horrifically powerful, but Mr. Reyes's point would be better served if he pulled back a bit on the poetic narration.

December 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Reyes brings a smart visual artist's compositional eye to capturing the people and environment on the Mexican side of the divide.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Rodrigo Reyes' documentary... is at times too elliptical for its own good, but it delivers a haunting portrait that stands in marked contrast to the incendiary arguments usually attendant to its subject matter.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.-Mexico barrier.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

This vivid and haunting essay steps away from the debate about illegal immigration.

December 22, 2014 | Full Review…

An intellectually impressive and refreshingly angry documentary.

December 22, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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