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"Supremely accomplished... [this] pic marks personal artistic progress and an impressive standard for others to match" -Variety
"Liverpool seems at once willfully naïve and extremely sophisticated... One of the best movies in Cannes" -Film Comment
"It's this idea of lives being lived beyond our — or basically anybody's who goes to the cinema — purview that renders Liverpool so unexpectedly moving" -Cinema Scope
½ "Formalist yet visceral, monosyllabic yet eloquent, Liverpool ponders the lure and absurdity of nests in a world of unending, faraway ports" -Slant Magazine
"Like everything else in this enigmatic masterpiece, the image resonates with myriad metaphorical possibilities" -TimeOut NY
Recommended! "Lisandro Alonso's fourth feature, Liverpool, is easily his best to date... [it] continues to play in the mind afterward. It's a living, breathing ghost story" -NewCity Chicago
"What interests me in Liverpool – Farrel – is what he gets from the world he lives in, his submission, his loneliness, his lack of motivation and his lack of hope that something might change, that his life might be different, that he might have the possibility of relating to someone without distrust. I would like to try and see what goes on in his head full of dark, blurred memories, hangovers and awakenings on floors splattered with wine, his body bearing wounds the origin of which he could not tell." –Lisandro Alonso
One of the New Argentine Cinema's most distinguished directors, Lisandro Alonso (La Libertad, Los Muertos), has a singular voice that speaks once again in Liverpool. A graceful ode to solitude and the existential need for meaning, this story follows a sailor named Farrel on a lonely journey to the southernmost region of Argentina. After traveling the world, Farrel asks the captain if he can leave the ship to see if his mother still lives in their old village. Alonso's wide shots of formidable mountain ranges connects Farrel's gloomy trek through the snow with the dark past that haunts him, creating an engrossing aesthetic that sets the director apart as a master of style and technique.
Directed by Lisandro Alonso, Argentina, 2008, 35mm, 84 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.