Delta (2009)

Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo (Johanna) helmed this bucolic incest-themed drama. The picture reflects on man's need to re-bond with his natural habitat, and meditates on the unseemly consequences of fraternal love that drifts into… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its difficult themes will be too provocative for some viewers, but Kornel Mundruczo's stately drama offsets its violent overtones with hypnotically beautiful cinematography.

David Fear
Time Out

Mundruczó works this stock tale into a deliberately paced parable of desire and dread.

Eddie Cockrell

A beautifully atmospheric vessel that will seem infinitely deep to some and chafingly dry to others.

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Chris Cabin

quiet and acute, but its central relationship suggests sublime lunacy that is never realized.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

For all its lofty thematic intentions, this thing has precious little to say.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Unreal characters and story shackle this gloomy tale of unconventional love between a long-lost brother and sister.

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Quietly moving, well-nuanced, lyrical and breathtaking to behold.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Mundruczó generates a moderate amount of intrigue from the build-up but stubbornly resists handling his themes in any direct and digestible fashion.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Delta is a Hungarian film that rigorously upholds the conventions of the festival art film genre.

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Cole Smithey

Having played in competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Korneo Mundruczo's plaintive contemplation of the deceptive duality between natural beauty and nature's immutable laws--as both broken and inflicted--"Delta" is an art house film of the first

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