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86% Tomatometer 28 Reviews
A quietly colossal achievement from one of contemporary cinema's preeminent image makers. On a stormy night in the mountains of Greece, a pair of wayward young people abandon their newborn child. Taken in by a family of farmers, Ion grows up without knowing his father or mother. Years later, after a tragic accident, he is sent to prison, where he meets Iro. The two form a connection, expressed through music, that will, by turns, haunt them and uphold them the rest of their days. Freely inspired by the story of Oedipus, Angela Schanelec's latest is as terrifying as myth and as gentle as a folk song. Read More Read Less
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Another minimalist and abstract offering from Angela Schanelec, Music is the type of art that requires surrendering impatience and logic to feel the beat.

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Soham Gadre Chicago Reader Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex inspired this intentional and affecting drama. Jul 5, 2024 Full Review Justin Chang New Yorker In unfurling the story of a boy who becomes a killer, a lover, and a singer, the German director Angela Schanelec continues to move to her own inimitable beat. Jun 28, 2024 Full Review Glenn Kenny RogerEbert.com It is a daring and assured subversion of conventional film language that will likely infuriate certain viewers and reward others. Rated: 3/4 Jun 28, 2024 Full Review Mattie Lucas trans|cendental cinema As lovely as it is obfuscating, a cinematic Rorschach blot that holds the audience at arm's length as much as it envelops us in its peculiar aural environment. Rated: 3/4 Jul 9, 2024 Full Review Natalia Keogan Paste Magazine Those unfamiliar with the director’s penchant for narrative opacity might find Music falling on deaf ears. For those up for the challenge, there are splendid moments of visual poise to soak in. Rated: 7.0/10 Jun 26, 2024 Full Review Mariona Borrull Fotogramas With Music, Angela Schanelec tames entrenched aesthetic and narrative conventions to turn tragedy into caress and challenge into pleasure. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/5 May 1, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A quietly colossal achievement from one of contemporary cinema's preeminent image makers. On a stormy night in the mountains of Greece, a pair of wayward young people abandon their newborn child. Taken in by a family of farmers, Ion grows up without knowing his father or mother. Years later, after a tragic accident, he is sent to prison, where he meets Iro. The two form a connection, expressed through music, that will, by turns, haunt them and uphold them the rest of their days. Freely inspired by the story of Oedipus, Angela Schanelec's latest is as terrifying as myth and as gentle as a folk song.
Director
Angela Schanelec
Producer
Kirill Krasovski
Screenwriter
Angela Schanelec, Angela Schanelec
Distributor
The Cinema Guild
Production Co
WDR/Arte, Ekome, Faktura Film GmbH, Dart Film & Video, Les Films de l'Après-Midi, Heretic
Genre
Drama
Original Language
German
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 28, 2024, Limited
Runtime
1h 48m