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D'Est (1993)

 |  Documentary  |  October 1993 (USA)
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A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Chantal Akerman's haunting masterwork is not for those looking for clearly drawn narratives and characters, but for those willing to commit two hours to observation and contemplation, D'EST could be an extremely rewarding experience. There are moments when the poetic minimalism of this perceptive film feels like epiphany, but passive viewers may walk away empty-handed. It could be described as an existential meditation on memory and endurance, and while that may not sound exactly riveting, D'EST is, nevertheless, film-making of the very highest order, a work of art expanding the boundaries of the language of cinema.


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