Vivere (2007)

Francesca and her younger sister, Antonietta, are as different as day and night. By day, Francesca holds the household together and at night she earns a living operating a taxi. Antonietta, however, is a rebellious teenager and desperately… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You can't quarrel with the lensing and acting, but the overabundance of coincidences keeps Vivere from reaching its full potential.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

I like writer-director Angelina Maccarone's ambition, but her technical ingenuity exceeds her grasp of potentially complex emotions, which get stuck in a groove of mawkish self-pity.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Three women trying to cope with the complexities of love and loss, but it's all been said a thousand times before.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The wave-like Rashomon structure of the story, combined with the steady pace and moody look of "Vivere" are lulling, but in the end the situation is neither believable nor fantastic enough to be very compelling.

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Ronnie Scheib

German helmer Angelina Maccarone's latest film, Vivere, piles heavy emotional baggage on a slender story frame.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

While Vivere is no merry Christmas tale and the story here is slight and its execution awkward, it delivers many pleasures.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Three women converge on the road to self-awareness in Vivere, a moody drama from the German director Angelina Maccarone.

Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

With truly fine performances, resulting in several riveting scenes, one can easily overlook the dingy cinematography and bothersome sound track to befriend this beguiling look at loneliness.

Kam Williams

This ethereal road flick has a legitimate feminist statement to make to those willing to allow women to resolve relationship issues on their own enigmatic terms.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Vivere," Francesca(Esther Zimmering) is by default the mature one in her family, caring both for her father(Aykut Kayacik)… More