Night Across the Street
Night Across the Street (2013)

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life - a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Elegiac, witty and deeply reflective, "Night Across the Street" strikes a mature and complex tone.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Unusually suffused with the contrast between experience and memory, reality and surreality.

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Daniel Kasman

The film itself is quintessential Ruiz, and it will be, and I suppose must be said, a thematically "appropriate" final film...

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It all has a sense of regret and almost relief. It haunts.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

These are the dreams of a man stepping out of this world, perhaps never more lucid and full of life.

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Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound

The film is very much the proverbial poem in images, and a truly free-associative one, in vintage Ruiz style.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Raúl Ruiz's elegiac, enigmatic and mischievous final film.

David Fear
Time Out

The way Ruiz uses such giddy flourishes in the name of looking back on one's life is both thrillingly irreverent and surprisingly moving.

Aaron Cutler
Film Comment Magazine

Past, present, and future, and illusion and reality, dissolve as the film's scenes line up like marbles, all of equal weight and value.

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Greg S
An old man recalls his childhood, when he used to carry on conversations with Long John Silver and Ludwig van Beethoven, as he waits in his boarding home for… More
Walter M.
In "Night Across the Street," Celso(Sergio Hernandez) may like to play marbles but that does not mean at his advanced age, that he is losing his. So,… More