The Shine of Day

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  • Summary: Philipp, an Austrian actor, receives an unexpected visit from his uncle Walter, a man he has never met. Together, they become involved in the life of Philipp's neighbor.
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  1. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jul 11, 2013
    The Shine of Day pulls itself together with an ending that feels a bit ready-made for drawing out the parallels between its kindred performers. But the movie gratifyingly observes the openness that seems the base line for Philipp and Walter, and the glimmer of realization in a stage actor about the void that may lurk among his many liberating roles.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Cutler
    Jul 9, 2013
    The Shine of Day shows strangers rockily building a family together.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 11, 2013
    Featuring veteran Austrian theater actor Philipp Hochmair and former circus performer Walter Saabel playing loosely fictionalized versions of themselves, The Shine of Day sporadically registers with beautifully observed moments even while suffering from its lack of a compelling narrative.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 6, 2013
    As in Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's 2009 film, La Pivellina, modesty is the key to The Shine of Day, and sometimes to the detriment of audience involvement and focus.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jul 9, 2013
    The Italian-born Covi and her Viennese partner keep things breezy, letting real-life theater actor Hochmair go about his backstage business and watching Saabel chat up various locals in dive bars (you can tell the filmmakers cut their teeth making docs).
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