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  • Summary: A story of a first, bittersweet encounter between a father and his young adult son, Lost Embrace conjures up an ensemble of engaging characters who pursue their humble dreams with gentle humor, irresistible passion and an infectious generosity of spirit. (New Yorker Films)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
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  1. Reviewed by: David Gilmour
    Here's a gorgeous little film.
  2. Strong stuff, and all the stronger for having taken itself so comically.
  3. It's a film of unexpected, almost indescribable off-center charm that deepens as it goes on.
  4. 75
    Has a novelist's human touch. Were it a book, it would go somewhere on the shelf with Jonathan Safran Foer and early Philip Roth.
  5. 70
    This delightful riff on the identity crisis of a young Jewish Argentine man deserves both the Grand Jury prize and Best Actor awards it won at last year's Berlin Film Festival.
  6. 70
    A general lack of drama, a low-budget documentary feel and an ultraslim storyline are more than compensated for by a sterling script and performances.
  7. 50
    Argentinean writer-director Daniel Burman uses a shaky handheld camera and voice-over narration to take us inside Ariel's head, which gets a bit exhausting, even in the more emotionally satisfying second half.

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