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  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Enclosed Valley
  • My Night at Maud's
  • Rehearsals for Retirement

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  • A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea

  • Symptoms

  • Don't Look Now

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  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

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  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    Language, you are, in all your beauty, so inadequate, so incapable of expressing what this film did for — and to — me.

    After being in a oneiric state of true awe for 144 minutes, with the final shot of the film, I surrendered something within me. That’s what it felt like. Something was released, forced out of my chest, and I saw it rise, and I saw my body turn black, charred and withered, like a dead tree. Then…