A Thousand Clouds of Peace
A Thousand Clouds of Peace (2004)

A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

As pretentious and wispy as its title.

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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter

Hernandez's desire to utilize all the armaments of the filmmaker hits the viewer with a visceral force.

David Noh
Film Journal International

A sad, slow-moving tale, marked by literal as well as spiritual poverty.

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Mr. Hernández's attempt to put an interior landscape on film a la Pasolini may seem stultifying and pretentious, but it's also a brave dark experiment.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A murky and morbid dirge of a gay romance set in Mexico City.

S. James Wegg

Julián Hernández has ... a film that will remain in memory for along time for anyone who knows the ecstasy of early love suddenly dissolved by unaccountable abandonment.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

Succeeds in alienating us.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Self-indulgent in the extreme, Julian Hernandez's laconic ode to heartbreak feels like the work of a lovelorn teenager.

Eric D. Snider

A ponderous, quiet little mess that has nothing to say and no idea how to say it anyway.

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