Bear's Kiss
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Director Sergei Bodrov takes a break from his usual socio-political dramas in Bear's Kiss, a surreal fairy tale following Lola (Rebecca Liljeberg), the 14-year-old daughter of long-time circus employees, and her love affair with a shape-shifting bear who calls himself Misha (Sergei Bodrov Jr.). When her father, Marco (Maurizio Donadoni), is killed in a tragic car accident, the circus caravan travels to Spain, where several gypsy fortune-tellers explain the mysterious art of shape-shifting and the responsibilities it entails. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"at its best when focusing on the circus performances"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A flawed but effective dark parable of loneliness and love."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"This story has all sorts of fantasy possibilities, but unfortunately few of them are realized in the film."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
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