Americano (2012)

Americano functions both as an homage to Demy's famous parents, filmmakers Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, and as a work that stands entirely on its own. The film is a deeply moving drama about inheritance and legacy that deftly mines the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 15, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

While Hayek isn't bad, Lola is a stock character, and very little that transpires after her arrival recovers the interest so beautifully constructed in the beginning.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Scenes of the director as a school-age boy in a Varda film are haunting, but end up simply sparking a desire to see Varda's work. It may take time for the son to catch his own wave.

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JoBlo's Movie Emporium

...if you can't get past the flaws, you could always rent it just to see Salma's exotic dance number.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

It is wistful and nostalgic, and at the same time full of restless curiosity.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Demy leans heavily on a cinematic legacy that also seems to hold him back.

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

A film with a compelling story (though far too dependent on a single character) fails to move its audience, even as its own scenes somehow fail to move their protagonist.

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Mark Jenkins

The film's appeal has less to do with plot than mood. Demy balances his father's romanticism and his mother's naturalism, taking cues from both.

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David Fear
Time Out

The wounded characters eventually slouch toward redemption; the movie they're in, however, isn't nearly as lucky.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This odd hybrid of in-search-of-mother quest and lurid border-town pulp shows a humane intimacy mostly in touches borrowed from the filmmaker's estimable parents.

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At a critical point in his relationship with Claire(Chiara Mastroianni), Martin(Mathieu Demy, who also wrote and directed) gets the news that his estranged… More