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Even if the message is a little muddy, United States of Love is plainly the confident work of a fast-maturing young filmmaker with a strong voice and a sharp visual sense.
Designed on one level to conjure the effects of a repressive society on women with few choices available, "Love" feels frigid even though Wasilewski likely wants to extend sympathy to their situations.
Magdalena Cielecka is mesmerising on screen and it is her performance that gives this film its power.
An episodically narrated choral film, that stands out due to the formal consensus between the filmmaker Wasilewski and the famous Romanian photo director Oleg Mutu. [Full review in Spanish]
It's a magnificent achievement, but it's seldom pleasant to behold.
Wasilewski shoots the film in a similar method to directors like Kieslowski, Michael Haneke or Asghar Farhadi -- observing his central player's lives from an unobstrusive cold distance to allow the viewer to form their own interpretation on events.
It's beautifully shot by Oleg Mutu but a little too self-consciously directed on occasion with too many of the gorgeous, nearly still life shots and too many back of head shots but its aim is mostly true and the emotions linger.
The talented young writer-director Tomasz Wasilewski has an eye for eloquent framing and touches of absurdity, both of which evoke the work of Austrian film-maker Ulrich Seidl.
Despite aesthetic merit, it's a depressing and emotionally barren film that fails to hold interest.
The film owes a lot to the four central performances, with Kijowska proving especially heartbreaking in her solitude.
There's no denying that Wasilewski is one of cinema's most promising new voices.
If you wanted a film to remind you nobody had it better than we do - and I could well understand why you might right now - than United States of Love provides a bracing vodka-expresso jolt.
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