Sieranevada Reviews

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May 2, 2019
Puiu's film is darkly hilarious as we note not only just how many lies are told and why but how easy it is to accept them.
February 8, 2019
You'll be immediately struck by Puiu's realism and capacity to replicate the exact lulls and tempo of conversation between the familial.
March 13, 2018
I exulted with a generous number of disconcerting and delightful episodes where Puiu, employing his directorial competence to better capture the family's moves with sharpness and wittiness, attempts to satirize life in today's unstable Romania.
November 14, 2017
The type of film for which the qualifier "Masterpiece" was invented. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2017
With little hierarchal order to the proceedings--but with distinct delineations between national, political, and theological dispositions--the film manages to hold everyone accountable.
September 20, 2017
It keeps the spectator in a state of multiple alertness, irritates, undermines, overwhelms, fascinates and delusions directly and indirectly thanks to its impeccable edition. [Full review in Spanish]
September 1, 2017
Nonsensically titled, formally accomplished and richly engrossing ...
August 25, 2017
A lucid and acid diagnosis of a society that has made hostility its daily life (according to what we can infer because of its cinema). [Full review in Spanish]
August 25, 2017
Sieranevada demands a lot of the spectator, but the film gives back moments full of lucidity and powerful and transcendent cinematic narration. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
The story goes on without being exhausted, showing the relationships of a dysfunctional family with absurd moments in which the emotions are expressed with strange intimacy. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
An exercise in cinema so precise, ambitious and, if you will, torn. And tragically comic. Maybe monumental. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
An electrifying family reunion that becomes evil and bilious dance. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
A work that faces the viewer with the most stimulating and stark specificity of cinema as a language. [Full review in Spanish]
July 20, 2017
This dramatic comedy that takes place in an apartment is another example of the good moment Romanian cinema is going through. [Full review in Spanish]
July 20, 2017
The hyper-realistic performances and strong screenplay make the punishing runtime, designed to make you feel the exhaustion of family gatherings, worth pushing through.
January 13, 2017
The film's 176-minute length will tax patience, but that almost seems the point in a story about how truth is arrived at and/or denied.
January 12, 2017
That's the other thing about Puiu's brand of realism: it effaces the virtuosity required to pull it off. The very mode downplays the feat.
January 12, 2017
It is a bit of a slog, clocking in at almost three hours, but those of us with quarrelsome kin will find much to relate to.
January 11, 2017
Sieranevada pulses with humour, insight and momentum and is one of the most beautifully wrought films of the past year.
December 11, 2016
The thematic argument does not become inaccurate simply by virtue of being familiar.
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