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Bombay Beach

Bombay Beach
  • 2011
  • US
  • 80 min

Documentary about Bombay Beach in southern California, once a vacation spot for the rich but now occupied by the poor. Director Har'el seeks to empathise with her subjects, happily fictionalising and fantasising in this dream-like film with crepuscular lighting Terrence Malick would envy.

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Bombay Beach

23 Jan 20124 stars

Half real, half dream-like American documentary from director Alma Har'el

(Cert tbc) 80min There was a time when documentary at least generally gave the impression of being a medium distinct from fiction, where various movements (Direct Cinema, cinema verité) put their faith in the relative objectivity of the image, as…

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