The Nine Muses

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Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards.

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  • It's as if Akomfrah is trying to make mythological connections and undo or deny them at the same time - an alienating and misguided strategy.

    Jan 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Engaging and pregnant with ideas, although some of the juxtapositions work better than others.

    Jan 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Much of this is majestic. But a thought kept fidgeting in my head. Do we need quite so many dead white males singing the tragedies and trials of the black experience?

    Jan 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A fragmented but highly engrossing cinepoem on the related subjects of migration and exile, isolation and memory.

    Jan 17, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • Themes don't develop so much as they endlessly repeat, nor do they gain much through extended duration. It fails to engage either the intellect or the senses.

    Oct 5, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The result is not without beauty, though at a certain point, one begins to notice that each new muse rather resembles the previous, a uniformity that restrains the film from true symphonic swell.

    Oct 4, 2011 | Full Review…

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