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Longing

2006

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    Film Comment: Haden Guest
    January 03, 2018 | January/February 2018 Issue (p. 34)

    An early conversation between the husband and wife, in which a pair of failed double-suicide attempts are compared to Romeo and Juliet, suggests that Grisebach's provocative layering of naturalist drama and fatalist romance is making a further point about cinematic narrative as a mode of popular storytelling: in these screen stories are inscribed the desires—the longing, if you will—for cinema as the portal to a magical world where intractable conflict and indecision can be neatly resolved.