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      Released Jul 14, 2010 1h 13m Drama List
      92% Tomatometer 48 Reviews 83% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A man and his son embark on an epic sea journey. Read More Read Less

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      Like a perfect summer at the beach, Alamar bathes you in natural warmth as it explores the blossoming bond of a five-year-old and his dad.

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      Nicolas Rapold Film Comment Magazine At its best, Alamar affirms that the "patient, meditative" film or the stylistic exercise is far less of a cinema pestilence than emotionally cynical works like Life During Wartime. Jul 1, 2013 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Feb 28, 2011 Full Review Adam Nayman eye WEEKLY It's hard to tell whether this line has been scripted or captured, but it packs an emotional punch all the same. Rated: 5/5 Feb 25, 2011 Full Review Iván Kazi EscribiendoCine The director finds an attractive face to religious monotony and manages to move us without fatalities or low blows. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Oct 18, 2022 Full Review Josefina Sartora A small, modest film that explores geography and character's emotions... [Full review in Spanish] Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A small wonder of a film, a beautiful and bittersweet ode to the love shared by a father and son that resonates in powerful and unexpected ways. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave j Written, produced and directed by Pedro González-Rubio documenting the rapport between a father Jorge a spear fisherman who choose to live the life around the coral reefs and his son, Natan, and grandfather, Matraca (Nestor Martin). Wife, Roberta (Roberta Palombini), does not like to live in the coral reefs which was the reason she lives apart from him and rather lives on dry land. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful and magic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/06/21 Full Review dave s Alamar is an odd film by any standard, but what is oddest about it is the fact that it is totally captivating for no explicable reason. A young boy, who will be leaving with his mother for a new life in Italy, spends time with his father at Banco Chinchorro, a remote atoll off the coast of Mexico. They spend their days fishing, swimming, boating, and enjoying the short time they have remaining together as father and son. Director Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio is totally objective throughout, passing no judgement regarding the father's lifestyle, and effectively captures the depth of the relationship between the two characters. While not for all tastes, it is a moving film and a daring experiment. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed this film immensely. It is a very beautiful film, but which never seems to be overly sentimental. The documentary-style is cleverly executed, and the gentle contemplation of the father-son relationship is touching. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful, gentle people. Wonderful life they live. How sad for the child to be taken from there to live in the "real" world. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Even though this is a very simple film I enjoyed it very much. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A man and his son embark on an epic sea journey.
      Pedro González-Rubio
      Pedro González-Rubio
      Film Movement
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      Mantarraya Producciones
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 14, 2010, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 13m
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