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Spheres (1969)

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beautiful
28 February 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Beautiful intentions. and beautiful result. a fragile equilibrium between music, balls and skies. and almost hypnotic show. nothing surprising. but, in few scenes, the film seems reduced at a game without end. an aesthetic delight, like in Oriental gardens for young woman from harem.


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