Sieranevada Reviews

September 1, 2017
Nonsensically titled, formally accomplished and richly engrossing ...
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
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.
May 20, 2016
For better and worse, the film itself, which was inspired by the 40-day wake for Puiu's own father, feels similarly random and personal.
May 13, 2016
While the film may be ponderous going for the vast majority of moviegoers, if only because characters talk and talk and talk, but seldom ever speak the truth... Sieranevada gives audiences plenty to sink their teeth into over the hours and days to come.
May 13, 2016
Sieranevada is a monumental portrait of a family and a society ripped apart by the mistrust that comes from a violent and perilous history, clinging to memories that create rifts instead of healing them.
May 13, 2016
The good news is that it's still a top-drawer New Wave film, familiar in the best ways while offering fascinating insights into human nature, identity and foibles.
May 13, 2016
A claustrophobic, quietly absurd family portrait.
May 12, 2016
Those familiar with Puiu's work might not be thrown by his patient approach, but the ponderous technique takes no prisoners for the uninitiated.
May 12, 2016
The proceedings are claustrophobic, intense and alienated - often brilliant, sometimes slightly redundant.