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Greenery Will Bloom Again

2014

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  • Over-all, the movie offers little of the visual poetry and analysis that made Olmi’s name, but, in a remarkable scene near the end, a literary soldier composes a letter to his mother and recites it directly to the camera, followed by a montage of archival footage. The sequence delivers an aesthetic shock, and launches the film beyond the narrow confines of the action.

  • ...Another single-minded but no less effective film by an old master, Italian great Ermanno Olmi has made a tone poem for the war which in cinema best represents the capacity for barbarism in humanity and in its very nature catalyzes class conflict into a ghastly hierarchy of murder: World War I.