11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
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In the aftermath of the tragedies on September 11, 2001, the French film company Studio Canal called upon a group of filmmakers, representing various regions of the world, to address the scope of the situation in however broad or intimate a context as they saw fit. The one guideline they were given was that no one film could exceed 11 minutes, nine seconds, and one frame. The resulting omnibus film, 11'09"01, showed at festivals around the world the following year and garnered a theatrical
Sep 11, 2002 Wide
Oct 26, 2004
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An ungainly, intermittently harrowing omnibus filled with moments of piercing sorrow and rage.
You'll get a provocative picture of how a variety of filmmakers reacted to the events of Sept. 11.
The results are not monumental, but they are a variety of sober responses to the tragedy that help place the event in a global context.
You have to take the duds with the skyrockets, but overall, this odd compendium is an emotionally moving experience.
There are some very fine directors represented here ... but none has fully risen to the full measure of their talent.
Seeing September 11 now, five years after its completion, is a reminder not only of the visceral terror from that day, but also of the sense of shared global humanity that flourished briefly in its wake.
Ken Loach's entry aside, this is a self-indulgent bid to wring arthouse kudos from tragedy.
the best segments are from the most obscure directors... the big guns mostly strike out
Some were reported to have expressed very un-American sentiments, but that wasn't the case at all.
'A pesar de lo fallido de algunos trabajos, es un sólido trabajo que muestra las diferentes reacciones de grupos étnicos e intelectuales a una grave tragedia'
The short films range in quality and style from wonderful absurdist metaphor ... to breathtakingly dumb metaphor ... to hilarious satire to theatre of the obscure.
The best witness of 9/11 is 9/11, and Inarritu, as if honorably terrorized by the facts, turns to an Arabic quotation: 'Does God's light guide us or blind us?'
It was wise to wait two years to release this collection of 11 shorts, each 11 minutes, nine seconds and one frame in length; even now, it's hard to imagine the viewer whose gut will remain unwrenched.
11'09"01 - September 11 is a work that has resonance even two years after that [terrible] day.
As a whole, September 11 never reaches any conclusions or ready insights. But as a collection of moments, the film often soars.
For audiences with an open mind -- and more than just a little tolerance for different opinions -- there are at least a few moments here worth watching.
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