Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia) Reviews

August 10, 2005
Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
July 29, 2005
Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
July 28, 2005
An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
July 27, 2005
The acrid fog of war is palpable in Pirjo Honkasalo's magnificent documentary, The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, one of the saddest films ever made.
July 26, 2005
Honkasalo's self-consciously high-art approach seems likely, at least for American audiences, to render an already remote conflict even stranger and more exotic.
June 4, 2005
A harrowing docu look at war and militarism's wounds, as seen through the eyes of Russian and Chechen children.
May 29, 2006
Steeped in the pain and sadness of war-torn children who have seen so many lives come and go around them[,] it forces us, too, to bear witness, if only for a hundred minutes.
February 24, 2006
Melancholia leans heavily toward propaganda, but the movie is well done, albeit almost overwhelmingly dark.
February 24, 2006
Honkasalo moves somberly and way too slowly through these three linked scenarios, and the droning score may induce sleep in the eyes of audience members.
June 4, 2005
Nothing is sadder than a child who has experienced tragedy, but no trap is easier to fall into than that of dwelling on a moping kid until the image loses its meaning.