Transylvania (2006)

An Italian woman intent on tracking down the Romany musician who impregnated her becomes lost in a world of Gypsies in director Tony Gatlif's meditative road drama. Convinced that her one-time lover Milan (Marco Castoldi) has been… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

An insidiously memorable visual experience, even if it offers only dazzling snapshots of contemporary life in the region which gives it its title.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The mood, the music and the melancholy remain true to Gatlif's signature, but there is a sense of incompleteness about the film which detracts from it.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A remarkably gutsy odyssey.

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Bernard Besserglik
Hollywood Reporter

A love story with star actors and a bigger budget heightens the mainstream appeal of Tony Gatlif's ethnic road musical.

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Urban Cinefile

Perhaps Tony Gatlif's oddest film to date, it's a kind of road trip with so few borders that it's easy to get lost along the way. The plot is as obtuse as its mix of languages

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The whole is lively and colourful but those who know Gatlif 's work may feel they've seen it all before. If you haven't, you may be more impressed.

Leslie Felperin

Seemingly semi-improvised dialogue is kept mostly to a minimum, which is just as well because some of it's awful.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

No vampires.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Gatlif seems literally to make it up as he goes along, a modus operandi that works fine in the impromptu musical interludes but fails utterly in terms of drama.

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A movie called Transylvania that is not about vampires! What it is, is a poignant film about a pregnant woman, magnificently portrayed by Asia Argento, who… More