The Wounded Angel

2016 [KAZAKH]


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1.01 GB
Kazakh 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 52 min
P/S 3 / 13
1.87 GB
Kazakh 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 52 min
P/S 10 / 19

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Reviewed by MOscarbradley8 / 10

As grim a picture of childhood as the cinema has given us.

In Kazakhstan life is hard and childhood, as we know it, is virtually non-existent. Children and adults alike do what they can to get by. Emir Baigazin's remarkable. virtually plot less film is divided into a number of chapters, each one examining boys struggling with the pain of the everyday and a life, if a life it is, far removed from what we in the West are used to.

I don't know if any of the 'actors' are professionals but the performances Baigazin draws from his mostly young cast are extraordinary. There is no music score and little dialogue, (which is just as well as the subtitles on the print I saw were poor). It is, of course, deeply depressing, as grim a picture of childhood as the cinema has given us yet filmed with a startling purity. This is only Baigazin's second film but, if given the distribution it cries out for, it should establish him as a major player in world cinema.

Reviewed by yusufpiskin9 / 10

Mubi Selection

Emir Baigazin is a pivotal director for the future of auteur cinema, he deserves more recognition and I hope he gets more acknowledgement in the near future. I saw Ozen during IKSV & Mubi and got caught in the magic and the poetry of his cinema and his astounding aesthetic, characters and symbolism. Ravenyy Angel, if possible, is a more distinguished and raw depiction of this reality: a world where brutality dominates innocence and childhood, in a way that Baigazin rapidly mastered. Extraordinary. Please watch his films.

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