Tuvalu Reviews

December 6, 2005
April 5, 2003
January 7, 2003
Tuvalu is like watching a Dali painting brought to life...and who wouldn't want to see that?
December 8, 2002
Ultimately a rewarding -- if weird -- experience. It's just too bad that it takes so long to get there.
September 23, 2002
Fetishistic in its bemusement with gadgetry and painstaking in its slapstick-meets-high-emotion construction... Tuvalu is a decently engaging high farce, even if its influences are roundly on display.
July 19, 2002
The film is relentlessly arty and much too stylistically bizarre for mainstream taste ... But it has its own peculiar charm.
May 31, 2002
Tuvalu is astounding. It is also bizarre, challenging, and, at times, admirably overreaching.
May 21, 2002
...give this wonderful, funny, clever little flick a try.
May 17, 2002
Emil Christov's stunningly clear black and white cinematography presents images from another time, like a neo-Guy Maddin flick.
March 14, 2002
They used to be called moving pictures, and the captivating Tuvalu reminds us why.
March 3, 2002
Recommended for its singular vision -- a concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
February 1, 2002
This one-of-a kind charmer casts an immediate and delightful spell.
January 31, 2002
Helmer's film is easy to enjoy as a mere romp, though it also can be read as a very thinly veiled allegory about post-Soviet Europe.
January 29, 2002
A gorgeous cough syrup hallucination -- the kind of beautiful, feverish dream to which you succumb while eardrum-piercingly high on over-the-counter cold medicine.
December 14, 2001
A film this bizarre and spectacular can't be entirely written off.
December 13, 2001
Still in the mood for something offbeat and phantasmagoric? Check out this charming German import by Veit Helmer.
December 7, 2001
Undeniably the product of a singular and beautifully realized vision.
September 11, 2001
Impresses with its ability to tell its loopy story almost completely in visual terms.
May 4, 2001
Gorgeous to look at and brimming with humor, Tuvalu is dreamy, creative, and highly romantic.