The Wedding Song


Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. 75
    The performances by neophite actresses Olympe Borval and Lizzie Brochere make the film special.
  2. Has a sensuous, intimate filmmaking style that overrides The Wedding Song's more precariously loaded plot parallels.
  3. A lumpy admixture of politics and carnality, but when it all comes together, it has a lingering force.
  4. A seductively fluid and tactile drama from the writer and director Karin Albou, explores love and identity through the prism of the female body and the rights of its owner.
  5. The movie's distinction, however, lies in two lovely performances, and in the passion and pain of parallel lives--both girls suffering at the hands of men, both struggling to understand the brutality of the world they must share.
  6. Albou’s film conjures an irresistibly evocative atmosphere of stifling limitations, as well as a frank view of the female body that vacillates between carnal, sacrificial and beatific. Its caustic beauty is hard to shake.
  7. 58
    It takes more than just the ominous tread of Nazi boots to infuse gravitas into this well-intentioned but dreary look at the female mind and body during wartime.
  8. 50
    Though lovely to look at, The Wedding Song is a little overwhelmed by its relentlessly hyper-poetic imagery.

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