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Melancholian 3 huonetta (The 3 Rooms of Melancholia) Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 24, 2006
Melancholia leans heavily toward propaganda, but the movie is well done, albeit almost overwhelmingly dark.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 10, 2005
Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 29, 2005
Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 28, 2005
An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
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.
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
June 4, 2005
A harrowing docu look at war and militarism's wounds, as seen through the eyes of Russian and Chechen children.
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