Villa Amalia
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"Villa Amalia", is an assured and intriguing exploration of the experiences of a woman who abandons her career and liquidates her posessions to head off towards an unknown future.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A growing reliance on ellipsis gives the film an episodic style that makes it feel as if we're watching snippets from a long-running series and increasingly it feels like the film has little to say about its subject."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A promising and attractive film from Benoît Jacquot that devolves into an oddly unchallenging arthouse remake of Under the Tuscan Sun."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Benoît Jacquot, in his fifth collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, drops us into the flurry of events that make up a year in the life of professional musician Ann Hidden."
‑ Henry Barnes, Little White Lies
"The film's resolution makes Villa Amalia seem more mundane than it should."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Insinuating and enigmatic filmmaking adds to the central mystery of this intensely personal odyssey"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Adapted from a novel by Pascal Quignard, Benoît Jacquot's film is a contrived but utterly compelling study in seizing back one's life."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Jacquot's film does not pander to the young or inexperienced and requires the viewer to read between the lines."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Sometimes diverting in an eccentric and disengaged way."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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