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2009 1h 40m Drama List
71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Alex moves to the roof after a false allegation and watches his family fall apart. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Nick Bradshaw Sight & Sound Ivul is least interesting in its narrative impulse; it's more redolent as a tone poem of landscape, bodies and madness. Jul 10, 2018 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian The movie will baffle and disconcert some. Others will find it a paradoxically realist visual poem about families and hurt feelings. Rated: 3/5 Jul 22, 2010 Full Review Sukhdev Sandhu Daily Telegraph (UK) It's a film about improvisation: the higgledy-piggledy, bruised-and-abraded, hopeful-but-haunted ways we come up with to stumble through life and around our loved ones. Rated: 5/5 Jul 22, 2010 Full Review Sloan Freer Radio Times While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused. Rated: 2/5 Jul 22, 2010 Full Review Matthew Turner ViewLondon Unusual and unsettling, this is a frequently intriguing film with strong performances and distinctive direction, though the frustrating lack of focus in the story means that it lacks emotional impact. Rated: 3/5 Jul 22, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member The film over indulges in a montage of unnecessary shots as the directors strives to prove his artistic credentials at the expense of narrative. There is so much fat that could be trimmed here and I prefer a leaner style of film making. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Mike M An extension of that childhood game - referenced in the opening compilation of archive pastimes - in which players strive to keep themselves off the ground by whatever means for as long as possible: the type of pursuit that can manifest itself in latter life as a penchant for free running. It's certainly a fully physical performance from young Auzanneau, who uses the narrative framework as an opportunity for his own personal, eco-friendly highwire act: part Philippe Petit, part Swampy. In a week without an obvious blockbuster, "Ivul" might be as close as the cinema comes to an action movie, Kotting's camera zooming in whenever it looks as though Alex's feet might touch la terre... Kotting, of course, is not the only British filmmaker to have obliquely dramatised their state of exile: the heroine of Peter Strickland's "Katalin Varga" was harried and harassed, cast out into an untenable position. Up until its last-reel inferno, though - Kotting turning the screen over to hellfire - this bizarro, highly textured effort makes going off the map look really rather fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/25/10 Full Review Audience Member <a></a> <img src="" width="240" border="0" /> Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis Alex moves to the roof after a false allegation and watches his family fall apart.
Andrew Kotting
Émilie Blézat, Thierry Spicher, Elena Tatti
John Cheetham, Andrew Kotting, Andrew Mitchell
Production Co
Box Productions, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Sciapode
Original Language
French (Canada)
1h 40m