Trishna Reviews

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December 27, 2018
Tess was very much a novel of its time. Those times have changed -- though, as Winterbottom does manage to show here, not as much as we think.
December 19, 2018
The cast bring an easy naturalistic style to their performances, softening some of the more melodramatic elements of the plot, with Winterbottom's camera eager to capture the colours, multiple identities and complexities of modern day India.
August 7, 2012
An intriguing addition to the work of an erratic but always interesting filmmaker.
August 3, 2012
Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it.
August 2, 2012
Winterbottom's socially conscious, contemporary adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles is first-rate.
July 27, 2012
...Winterbottom's most gorgeous film to date.
July 20, 2012
Pinto's piercingly expressive eyes tell the whole story--the excitement of not only first love but the new, and that innocent hope and romantic idealism slowly, inevitably bled dry.
July 19, 2012
"Trishna" works largely on the strength of Winterbottom's clever updates of a century-old story.
July 19, 2012
A loose but nonetheless pretty faithful recasting of Hardy's penultimate tragedy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
July 19, 2012
A nice inversion of the star-cross'd lovers trope.
July 19, 2012
Winterbottom gives a bright panorama of Indian life, from the agrarian countryside to the tumult of Jaipur and the sophistication of Mumbai.
July 19, 2012
Featuring a Bollywood subplot and an irresistible East-meets-West score, the movie is lush and lusty: both a strong vehicle for Pinto and a good match for Winterbottom's impressionistic style.
July 19, 2012
Trishna rewards with its observational qualities, while promoting Pinto as an actress worth paying attention to.
July 19, 2012
The new setting revivifies the harsh forces of class and gender at work in the story.
July 19, 2012
The sort of vivid portrait deliberately avoided by the dopey tourist grazing of stuff like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
July 19, 2012
Winterbottom is a director who never repeats himself, films all over the world, and in "Trishna," effortlessly embeds his story in modern India.
July 18, 2012
Winterbottom uses the Indian locations with a documentarian's eye and a dramatist's mind.
July 17, 2012
... an innovative viewpoint for remaking the story and the exotic settings are stunning to look at, but the character of Jay as interpreted is problematic as is the last act.
July 15, 2012
Not wasting any time, Michael Winterbottom hurls Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel into the 21st century ... He's indebted to, but not weighed down, by the literary classic
July 14, 2012
Pinto, stoic and stunning, demonstrates why this heroine and this tale of her woe still have power more than 150 years after it was written.
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