Leap Year (Aņo bisiesto)
Leap Year (Aņo bisiesto) (2011)

Laura is 25 years old. She's a journalist, she's single and lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a series of short-lived affairs, Laura meets Arturo. After the first time they make love, she is left deeply unsettled.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unpredictable, gripping, and ultimately haunting, Leap Year uses a couple's fraught emotional journey as the narrative fuel for a probing look at societal mores and human needs.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Nothing about Leap Year plays out exactly like you expect, and Rowe prefers to send you home with enigmatic questions instead of clear-cut answers.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

To Rowe's credit, this isn't just a movie about sex. It's a compassionate study of human loneliness.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

With nothing to offset the persistent minimalism, we're left with a film that does too much of what it's doing and not enough of anything else.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

"Leap Year" might be too much for some audiences, but it is a potent and surprising work.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A haunting portrait of loneliness in its starkest state.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

... A satisfying psychosexual drama, even-handed in its criticism of both bucolic and metropolitan society.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It's a gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Shocks only with its candor and complete lack of dramatic manipulation.

Brandon Judell

Del Carmen's sort of the shadow version of Anna Magnani. Emotionally frail, slumbering, and nearly inarticulate, yet hungry, seething, and Earth-Motherish. A powerful performance in one of the most explicit and shocking films of the past several years.

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