Through the Forest (À travers la forêt)
Through the Forest (À travers la forêt) (2005)

Told in ten "chapters," each composed of a single tracking shot, Jean-Paul Civeyrac's Through the Forest opens on Armelle (Camille Berthomier), who blissfully awakens from a night of passion with her boyfriend, Renaud… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 2, 2005
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Civeyrac's moody sixth feature combines genre movie thematics (and B movie frugality) with a bravura narrative structuralism.

Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A quixotic film of tone-poem rhythms about the unquenchable desire for lost love.

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Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

[The film's] lingering philosophical eeriness may seem like Tarkovsky-lite to some, but it's undeniably an hour well-spent under the tutelage of an under-represented auteur.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hypnotic and intense masterwork on grief, the afterlife, and the yearning of the soul that can turn darkness into light.

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Joshua Tanzer

Quick, what's the first thing you do as a director trying to make yourself seem cool, besides editing the movie backwards? Right! You shoot your scenes in one continuous shot.

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