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DVD Review: Voyages

14 June 2010 10:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »


The first thing that strikes you about Voyages is its subtle nuances. It is about the scars of extreme violence, but nowhere in the film you witness that violence. Therein lies the power of this Emmanuel Finkiel-directed French feature. That Finkiel once assisted two greats, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Jean luc Godard, comes through in this film, through its powerful imagery. But at the same time, Finkiel has also been able to develop his own language of cinema, so beautifully illustrated particularly in the third of this three-segment film, in which Esther Gorintin gives an extremely powerful performance as Vera, the 85-year-old who comes from Russia to an Israel - which does not seem like the Promised Land of her dreams – in search of a cousin and more.

Indeed, Voyages about journeys that are more of the mind than of the body, though all the segments show the dramatis »

- Runumi G

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