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REVIEW ROUND-UP: ANSELM (3D), THE PEASANTS & THE RED SHOES

This week’s titles at the Irish Film Institute from Friday, 8th December 2023 include Anselm (3D), The Peasants, and The Red Shoes 75th Anniversary Re-Release. Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!

ANSELM (3D)

“Superbly controlled and expressed” 4/5 – The Guardian 

“A sense of director and subject trying to make sense of mortality, creative responsibility and the place of Germany in a changed world.” 4/5 – The Irish Times 

“A magnificent 3D portrait of German artist Anselm Kiefer” – Variety 

Wenders continues to push the boundaries of 3D” – Sight & Sound 

Arguably the director’s most personal film in some time” – Screen Daily

“A dreamy delight” – Little White Lies

THE PEASANTS

“An extraordinary animation” 4/5 – The Times 

“A dynamic, immersive drama” – Screen Daily 

“A ravishing, animated triumph” – Indie Wire 

“Paints a wonderful picture of local traditions and customs” – Cineuropa

THE RED SHOES

“Blazes out of the screen” 5/5 – The Guardian 

“A dark, glorious homage to dance” 4/4 – Roger Ebert (2005) 

“A luminous masterpiece” 5/5 – Empire (2000)


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