Blossoms of Fire

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  • Summary: Blossoms of Fire is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico. (New Yorker Films)

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
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  1. Blossoms of Fire fulfills the first criterion of any good ethnographic study: It's about an inherently interesting subject.
  2. A bright, amiable chronicle of the vivid lives of the women of Juchitán.
  3. It's easy to be seduced by this film's warmhearted, if slightly utopian, vision.
  4. While the subject is potentially fascinating, Gosling's unfocused, sluggish film is a case study in missed opportunities.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Results at times seem as much p.c. travelogue as serious docu inquiry.
  6. 50
    Backed by folk songs and swirling shots of fiestas and markets, Blossoms is feel-good tourism but by its own bounds only woolly anthropology.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    Obviously, this is one subject which may not seem to require the attention of documentary filmmakers.

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  1. VeronicaB.
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    This is a great movie, that shows the reality of life in Southern Mexico. Perhaps for people with low knowledge of Mexican culture This is a great movie, that shows the reality of life in Southern Mexico. Perhaps for people with low knowledge of Mexican culture wouldn't appreciate what the movie has to offer. I enjoyed every bit of it - the music, the way they present the 'plazas', the great culture this people have; their love and respect for their culture and traditions. Expand