The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Reviews

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March 25, 2020
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open relies on lengthy single takes to build intimacy and trust between us as viewers and the female characters at its center.
January 9, 2020
It's rare to find a film of such bottomless depths.
December 31, 2019
An exquisitely felt human drama.
December 27, 2019
The film did something miraculous, capturing not only the atmosphere and air of the city itself but also the ineffable, often silent mysteries of female experience and communion.
December 23, 2019
The filmmakers have constructed a world that you'll remember when it broke your heart open.
December 22, 2019
This is an excellent feature, and an achievement that is both boldly presented and delicately intimate.
December 18, 2019
The technique embeds us with these two women. The Body Remembers is about poverty, privilege and two very different experiences of being Indigenous in Canada.
December 13, 2019
A story of a very honest synopsis. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 13, 2019
The filmmakers leave much to our imagination and empathy in this barebones and deeply affecting film. Newcomer [Violet] Nelson has tremendous presence, gravity and authenticity.
December 12, 2019
Quietly illustrates the eternal conundrum of trying to be good without being a do-gooder, and trying to be independent while also recognizing the need for a helping hand.
December 9, 2019
The story is raw and real and, if one sticks with it, rewarding.
December 3, 2019
When a movie is packed with this much craft and topical import...I feel obligated as a film fan to tell as many people as possible about the cinematic experience they may be missing out on.
December 3, 2019
As simple as the film is, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is tremendously affecting for how well it's acted, edited, and filmed.
December 1, 2019
Refreshingly digested in its stark observations about feminine displacement, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is openly candid and courageous in its intimacy that range from jeopardized motherhood to the perils of an inevitable chaotic legacy.
November 29, 2019
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is beautiful in its tragedy, artistic in its truth. It did indeed 'break the world open' by telling a story that many non-Indigenous have tried to silence for too long.
November 29, 2019
The lack of dramatic fireworks mute the film's impact somewhat.
November 28, 2019
Subtle and involving.
November 28, 2019
Filmed almost entirely in real time, and using a series of long, intimate takes, "The Body Remembers" is about privilege and its lack, motherhood and its absence, race and its legacy.
November 28, 2019
Establishes an immediate, urgent language all its own to confront the problem of domestic abuse, making the issue personal for both the characters and their audience.
November 26, 2019
Don't let its florid, mouthful of a title mislead you: "The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open" is a film that's as urgent and unpretentious as it is remarkable.
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