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My Joy

NC-17 In Theaters 09/30/2011 , 127min.
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Although discomfiting to audiences desiring a steady narrative thread (and less accessible to those unfamiliar with Eastern European history and culture), it sustains interest throughout as a devastating critique of Russian society. Full Review
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
Sergei Loznitsa's documentaries are mainly compilations of archival footage, so it makes sense that his first fiction film is also essentially a compilation, an array of dynamic, aggressive bits rather than one coherent text. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
The film's sociopolitical critique is as dull as a sledgehammer - and maybe on the money - but the truth is far more entertaining. Full Review

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