The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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An audience-friendly affair which deals with harrowing subject-matter in restrained, tactful and aesthetically entrancing style...
Gently dipping us into the long ago and far away past, Ash Mayfair's directorial debut brings an intimate immediacy to the re-creation of rural Vietnam in the late 19th century.
Mayfair treats her scenes of sex and desire with restraint, using juxtaposition to evoke mood
Visually, The Third Wife comes off as a wonderful painting. Director of Photography Chananun Chotrungroj beautifully captures rural Vietnam, and the sets are authentic amazing.
It's true that [The Third Wife] shows a tendency towards excessive preciosity, but by not losing contact with its characters or its tribulations it rises above it. [Full review in Spanish]
In her directorial debut, Ashleigh Mayfair creates a film full of rotundity, delicacy, beauty and cruelty. [Full Review in Spanish]
Through the eyes of May, the viewer sees the young woman's confrontation with the real world, an accelerated transition where sexuality, marriage and motherhood are in the same vital phase. [Full review in Spanish]
Mayfair reveals [the consequences of injustice in their] tense brutality despite never relinquishing her handle on the aesthetic beauty housing those horrors.
It is commendable that Mayfair deftly enables May and her sister-wives to explore their own agencies and sexualities without ever using their suffering as window dressing to illustrate the film's gritty authenticity.
The almost entirely female cast is captivating throughout.
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