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333 Ratings

The Book of Mary

Le livre de Marie

Directed by Anne-Marie Miéville
Switzerland, France, 1985
Drama, Short


As a possible prelude, or even a prequel, for Godard’s Hail Mary, Anne-Marie Miéville offers this brief story of family decomposition from the viewpoint of a girl named Maria

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The Book of Mary Directed by Anne-Marie Miéville

Critics reviews

By keeping the camera at a certain distance, by filming the girl in relation to her environment, amongst other bodies, faces and objects, she achieves moments full of grace.
October 24, 2018
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The camera, the acting and the naturalistic approach make this one of the best short films: it doesn’t bring attention to itself beyond its simple ambitions, its aim to be a film like the dormant volcano Marie, one we never see erupt in emotions, though the film erupts inside us as it ends.
April 12, 2017
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