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The Stoneraft (2003)

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Five strangers from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula experience an outbreak of seemingly unrelated supernatural phenomena that only later take on greater significance in veteran director George Sluizer's 2002 seriocomic fantasy The Stoneraft. Joana (Ana Padrao), Jose (Gabino Diego), Maria (Iciar Bollain), and Joaquim (Diogo Infante) are all experiencing events they cannot logically explain: A flock of starlings follows Jose everywhere he goes, while Joana creates small fault lines with her walking stick; Joaquim not only raises an impossibly large stone with only his hands but also throws it out to sea; while unraveling one sock, Maria discovers the thread has no end. Pedro's (Federico Luppi) -- the fifth stranger -- experience is the most significant, as he alone feels a bizarre tremor that eventually leads to the entirety of Iberia dislodging itself from the rest of the European continent. As the new island begins to drift toward North America and a catastrophic collision appears imminent, the majority of the Spanish and Portuguese populations begin to abandon the renegade land mass. The five prophets, however, seek an answer to all of these puzzling events and are thus drawn together on their mutual quest for truth while preparing for what seems to be an approaching apocalypse.

Cast

Antonia San Juan
as Ministra Enriquez
Rebeca Tébar
as Chica Del Peaje
Simon Chandler
as Primer Ministro Ingles
Marques D'Adrede
as Presidente de Portugal
Manuel Galiana
as Primer Ministro Español
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Critic Reviews for The Stoneraft

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The bulk of the film is marred by a contrived effort to appear obscure, though a meditative finale ultimately provides some food for thought.

March 8, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The film is a low-key disaster picture, made about characters who are inward, thoughtful, talkative.

March 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

drifts away from the audiences just as the peninsula drifts away from the continent

September 24, 2005 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The film is nostalgic, visually stunning, and a lot of fun. If you had to be stranded on a floating island, these would be great people to hang out with.

May 27, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The quest-journey is weighted with self-conscious but empty lines, and so deliberate is the pacing that the actors seem to have drifted off as well.

March 8, 2003 | Full Review…
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