Paulina (La patota)
Paulina (La patota) (2017)

Paulina, the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina's border with Paraguay and Brazil.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 23, 2017
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Abbey Bender
Village Voice

The film is ultimately frustrating for the unending opacity of Paulina's psychology.

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Ben Kenigsberg

A fierce performance from Dolores Fonzi, as a heroine whose actions baffle those around her, helps to hold this conversation-starter together, but viewers' own mileage and perceptions will vary -- which is clearly by design.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Fonzi's performance is perfectly judged; she knows when to hold back, convincing us of her character's sanity, and yet we never lose sight of her strength, of her power.

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Simon Abrams

Worth seeing, even if its basic plot repeatedly stalls. It is a thoughtful movie, but not necessarily a fulfilling one.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

Driven by a powerfully internalized performance from Dolores Fonzi as the title character, Paulina eschews straightforward answers in favor of questioning observation.

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Chloe Roddick
Sight and Sound

A psychologically nuanced exploration of political idealism.

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Ken Jaworowski
New York Times

As stinging as a slap in the face, "Paulina" feels as if it's waking you from a stupor, then shaking you, demanding that you ask yourself some impossible questions about idealism and justice.

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Derek Smith
Slant Magazine

It's unsettling and disconcerting in its complex examination of the gray area that lies between the morals we conceptually hold and the actions we're willing to perform to affirm those beliefs in the world.

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