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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Paolo's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    The father has a great face.

  2. Mariel Guajardo's rating of the film A Family Submerged

  3. Spezialle_K's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Intriguing approach to post-death family feelings and interaction. Love the colours and the overall greenish look to the film - so Oz - great acting and the soundscape was very good. I found this quite hard to follow and didn't understand the protagonist's visions of the elderly folk. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and could feel it's brilliance, even if over my head and the ending was very beautifully done and moving.

  4. Massimo's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    I really love the atmosphere here and how the characters move in it.

  5. Oisin Share's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    So happy to have caught this before it left MUBI. A very special film. A dreamy, sad and beautiful journey through memory, life, loss and confusion. Incredible cinematography and a joy to watch.

  6. raggiodisole's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    There's a dreamy feel to this film, a sense of being uprooted(which is physically represented), yet still feeling the earth you have been removed from.

  7. Juan's rating of the film A Family Submerged

  8. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Excellent acting from the whole cast helps to make this more watchable than it otherwise would be. There are some interesting themes being explored, but none of them are given the full attention they deserve, sadly.

  9. ezekielbarco0828's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Beautiful color palette & cinematography

  10. Kaliope's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Life goes on as a woman clears out the apartment of her recently-deceased sister. Similar to a cluttered house that looks well-lived-in, the relationships of the family felt complex, with old conflicts and remembered moments. The film did not provide context for many of the story's events, and so I feel that I eavesdropped on the characters rather than knowing them. A well-crafted experience rather than a story.

  11. Alex's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    I appreciated seeing a movie from the point of view of a middle-aged woman, with her adolescent kids and long-standing marriage on one hand and death, memories and a younger lover on the other. I loved the randomness of her memories, fantasies and hallucinations and the creativity of her family and of her relationships. No telling what was "real" here and no necessity.

  12. Beatrice's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    A journey into Hades. Powerful, painful and brilliant

  13. Emiliotsm's rating of the film A Family Submerged

  14. Nathan Jeffers's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    The lead actress is simply excellent in this film. She holds the heavy, dream like atmosphere with ease, and takes the viewer with her through the textured, cluttered spaces of the film. The rolls of fabric, the towers of boxes, and the lush foliage. Her sister's life spills into her own and the result is mesmerising.

  15. Antares Rising's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    3.5 Deceptively deep look at the ghosts of the past that haunt us and affect relations with those we're close to in ways that they, and we, don't often consciously perceive. Some of the acting had a "stage" feel to it, which worked (for me) to evoke a sense of magical realism.

  16. nica's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    María Alché directs a film that feels so natural. An exploration of grief of the less noticed sister, and Argentinean family dynamics on display. The two dance scenes were welcome and entertaining. Mercedes Moran is my top Argentinean actor for sure.

  17. udaykanth's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    The blocking in this movie is everything! Intimate to the point of being claustrophobic. And yet you also have candid family moments where the camera just feels like an after-thought. With regards to art and production design, just DELICIOUS!!

  18. Andre Balestri's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    This movie is needless, it doesn't change or carry anything. I can't say it's 1 star but it's a waste of time in any case. The ending scene is the fulfillment of the whole movie's insignificance.

  19. Loz Loory's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Quirky, whimsical, and enjoyable. Love how the mess of her family life continues despite her sister's death; she must go through the motions of being everyone's helpmate, no matter her own mental condition. The wandering dead relatives are reminiscent of an Almodovar movie, though without his device of making them major characters. The trip to find the plot of land is the best part: loved that dancing scene.

  20. minij's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    We carry so many memories from the past and so many shared experiences with those we grow up with. Ultimately the protagonist loses more than just her sister, she loses her the only reliable link she has to her childhood and of the people in her past. Cinematography is sublime, Louvart's imagery is a joy.

  21. Han's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Following the loss of her sister: Rina, the main character Marcela explores death as a concept as well as losing one of her closest companions. The movie develops naturally, giving off a somber and sad tone while depicting the sense of loss and the need for an escape. As Marcela carries on with her normal day life, she is forced to deal with the loss of her sister. A well shot and developed film. Highly recommend it

  22. Mauricio Vega's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    La puesta en escena y la puesta en cámara en los interiores son sorprendentes!, la iluminación no solamente preciosa sino inteligente, ingeniosa y a la vez sutil sin complicar la performance algo usualmente difícil de lograr en tan reducidos espacios. Bravo!.

  23. easypz's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Alché & DOP Louvart created a vivid atmosphere. For me the story doesn't fully cohere, so I find the film more interesting than compelling. In interview, Alché offers an intuitive flood of ideas (a significant one not conveyed on screen). If it is about many things, is it about anything? Delight in detail & abstraction can limit the discretion of overview. Morán's gravity pulls it together to an extent.

  24. Richard Donnelly's rating of the film A Family Submerged

    Beautiful and edgy film. A threat to the constructed order of our oppressive systems. Bravo! More by this director and lead actor, please.

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