The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

2019

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

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Total Count: 5

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Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding on an East Vancouver, B.C. sidewalk when brutality and fear drives one of them out from her home and into the cold rain. As this intimate yet challenging encounter develops, what began as violent and terrifying tentatively expands as the women's shared imagery and cultural experience weave a fragile bond between them. Both women now must face their own unique struggle as they navigate the complexities of motherhood, class, race, and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.

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Critic Reviews for The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

All Critics (5) | Fresh (5)

  • As poetic as its title, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open cannot be understated for its power and must not be erased from the conversation.

    Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film's real time nature allows us to experience how the mundane ways people interact, such as the questions Áila asks in an attempt to get to know Rosie, help shape the ways in which people come to understand each other.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Tailfeathers and Hepburn give us a grounded interrogation of these topics. Their script, along with Norm Li's cinematography, focuses on the presence of violence as a pervasive aspect of female experience.

    Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's for this reason-the close, real-time attention to behavioural nuance-that Hepburn and Tailfeathers have risked a formal gambit that could've easily seemed fraudulent.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A slow burn that packs a powerful emotional punch.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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