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The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (2019)The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (2019)

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (2019)

Brilliantly and painfully realistic

Drama

7.0

movie

Canada, Norway

English

Challenging, Depressing, Thought-provoking

2019

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers

Aidan Dee, Anesha Bailey, Anthony Bolognese

105 min

Synopsis

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event.

Our Take

7.0
Staff

Shot almost entirely in one take and on a tiny budget, and yet the central performance in this movie is still better than most big-budget dramas I’ve seen this year.

Two indigenous women, one upper-class and the other impoverished, meet on the day that the rich one gets an IUD and the other one, pregnant, finds herself kicked out of her home. They spend a few hours together: they talk, they take cabs, walk, etc; and you as a viewer, follow them throughout their intimate yet difficult moments.

If you like subtle movies that showcase how people live and interact with one another, beyond plot-obsessiveness, this is for you.

Comments

R
Rjkolinski

Very slow moving, and while the contrast between the haves and not couldn’t have been more apparent, the hopelessness was suffocating to me. I did not see a way out for her especially one that she seemed interested in taking 🙁

H
heisenstein

Amazing.

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