Daniel & Ana
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Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and are forced to engage in an unforgettable act for their freedom. Their old lives become a distant memory and nothing will ever be the same again. -- (C) Strand

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The spare, relentlessly controlled debut feature of the Mexican director Michel Franco, Daniel & Ana advances on minimal dialogue and with virtually no musical accompaniment."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The cinematic equivalent of a PSA shedding light on an underreported vacation risk the Mexican Board of Tourism will never mention in its beckoning commercials."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"The film's horrifying experience looms over each well-constructed frame without anywhere to go..."
‑ Lisa Rosman, Time Out New York
"The director effusively fixates on the siblings' post-traumatic stress, conveyed throughout fancily composed and classically scored scenes that suggest parodies of Michelangelo Antoninoi's ennui-clogged style."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Too bad the director blows it with a last act that tips the film's delicate balance over into lurid grotesquerie, even as his staging remains as consciously muted as ever."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
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