Daniel & Ana
Daniel & Ana (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The spare, relentlessly controlled debut feature of the Mexican director Michel Franco, Daniel & Ana advances on minimal dialogue and with virtually no musical accompaniment.

Violet Lucca
The L Magazine

Daniel & Ana may seem like a terrible choice for a first date, but if you're brave enough, the post-cinematic discussion will assuredly be more revealing of character than any online compatibility test.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

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.

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Lisa Rosman
Time Out

The film's horrifying experience looms over each well-constructed frame without anywhere to go...

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Josué Corro
Chilango.com

For more than 40 minutes nothing happens, there are the same shots, the same scenes, the same misfortune. A constant Deja vu. [Full review in Spanish]

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Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine

This film is only for those with strong constitutions and a penchant for painstaking details.

Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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Daniel Krauze
Letras Libres

The important thing in the Francos script is not what is said, but what is reserved. This requires patience for the narrative of the film. [Full review in Spanish]

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
For the most part I found this to be an effectively told story about the post-traumatic stress these siblings suffer after going through a terrible experience.… More