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Flanders (4 stars)

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Flanders

(18) 91min

Back on form after 2003’s underwhelming Twentynine Palms, celebrated French filmmaker Bruno Dumont (La Vie de Jésus, L’Humanité) returns with a withering and unforgettable vision of small town love filtered through the brutality of an unknown desert war. This is slow, difficult but moving and essential viewing for anyone who cares for the cinema of the oblique and polemical. Recommended.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 3 Aug. GFT, Glasgow from Fri 10 Aug.

Flanders (Flandres)

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • France
  • 91 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Adélaïde Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henri Cretel

A withering and unforgettable vision of small town love filtered through the brutality of an unknown desert war. Slow and difficult but moving and essential viewing for anyone who cares for the cinema of the oblique and polemical.

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