La Ventana (The Window)
La Ventana (The Window) (2008)

Bombón -- El Perro director Carlos Sorin writes and directs this nostalgic meditation on memory, aging, and death concerning a bedridden 80-year-old father anticipating the arrival of his long-estranged son, a world-renowned concert… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 4, 2009
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

A slight, subtle character sketch, structured and paced like a particularly fine short story.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The Window is not without a certain visual spell that makes it a first-rate artistic achievement.

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David Cornelius

A character portrait that's sharply restrained and tightly constructed.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Dialogue and plot are sparse, but such contrivances are unimportant when the acting is superb and the pastoral cinematography, by Julian Apezteguia, is breathtaking.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

As his staff prepares for his son's arrival and the piano tuner fills the hacienda with splintered notes, the limited stimulus sparks Antonio's memories, his final hours playing out like delicate, melancholic poetry.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

In The Window a last hurrah presents itself without any big bangs or catharsis.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Portentous dreams infiltrate the Argentine director Carlos Sorn's film The Window.

John Anderson

As elegant in its storytelling as in its story, Carlos Sorin's The Window is a tale of age and mortality that firmly resists the 'cute' tag reflexively assigned to movies with old people, and mines a rich, deep vein of melancholy and humor.

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Lyrical and quietly moving with lush cinematography and a sensitive, intelligent screenplay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
An extremely slow moving film that was mercifully short at 85 minutes. Interminably long takes of the admittedly beautiful scenery, interspersed with scenes of… More