The House by the Sea (La villa) Reviews

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September 4, 2017
Guediguian remains very tuned in to the myriad problems associated with living in a village and on the coast in the 21st century.
September 4, 2017
"The House by the Sea" feels like the work of a filmmaker gazing back over his own filmography as one might across a sparkling blue sea, and observing its tides.
June 13, 2019
The house by the sea is the most skeptical and taciturn work of the director who always showed the greatest social optimism in contemporary French cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 22, 2019
It's a bit hodgepodge, but the three actors are poignantly convincing together.
January 18, 2019
Perhaps something was lost in translation here, and the original French dialogue makes more sense or is less irritatingly trite. But even if that is the case, lazy story work and a uniformly bad cast still sink The House by the Sea.
January 14, 2019
It's beautifully done. Perfectly balanced. Always compassionate.
January 14, 2019
So the film throws up a tangle of interesting ideas. It gradually becomes more nuanced than it at first appears as its characters slowly become more rounded and sympathetic.
January 13, 2019
It's well-meaning and the naturalistic performances are persuasive. But there's a certain rheumatic stiffness to the writing, which treads rather heavily as it negotiates themes that would benefit from a lighter step.
January 11, 2019
Children and parents, love and death, memories, class and values and this is the little world and world at large. Go and watch this film if you like your films slow, melodic and thoughtful!
January 11, 2019
A languorous look at family and modernity that only just manages to give each their due.
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