Foxtrot

2019 Israel

Screening: 10th February 2020

Audience: 85

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"A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post."

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5
Very moving
5
Superb cinematography & music. Excellent film
5
Could feel the tension. Impressive acting by the main actor
5
A sensitive, gruelling film, superbly photographed
5
bit lost for words - just v. moving
5
Very thought provoking
5
Grippingly tedious. Beautifully filmed.
4
Very slow - that's the criticism. But at the same time, I felt it did convey very well the stultifying boredom of the soldiers' lives and the futility of the 'war' in Israel. Also the underlying fear and the grief of loss. A great irony in the contrast between the funeral given to the Israeli soldier & the secret burial of the Palestinian victims.
4
Interesting study of Israeli history
4
Thought provoking
4
I don't think you should have shown the camel bit as the trailer for such an emotive film.
4
Very depressing, showing the futility of war.
4
Very clever film. Dark but comic at the same time. Having been held up at gunpont by young Israeli soldiers I know they are surly, rude, imperious and trigger happy. Not to be trusted.
4
War is war - shit happens. An appropriate and effective story to demonstrate the point!
4
Very powerful and affecting. Makes a terrific impact. Impressively understated. Stark.
4
Enlightening about the effects of conscription. V. well acted.
4
Very intense and moving. Thought provoking
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I'm glad I hadn't just lost someone close myself. Rather depressing
4
Desperate, desolate and deeply unnerving.
4
Fantastic and moving. Loved it.
4
Quite slow in parts but very thought provoking. Interesting subject matter.
4
Very intense. Great performances by the actors. Good tension throughout. A very worthy film.
4
Very good. Very cold in room
4
Very good
4
A bit slow at times but very thought provoking
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Good film - tough to watch
4
Very moving & slow ,,, picture of boredom & of grief. Aspects of war less obvious than the violence itself.
4
Harrowing but strangely gripping. At times grim and made you think how pointless. Intended #2 but in the end a #4
4
A moving tale of a personal tragedy but it asked more questions than it answered.
4
Sad but not brutal. Beautiful imagery and interesting camera angles. A homage to the thin thread that holds us to life.
4
Intimate portrayal of a family's loss. Realistic. Harrowing. Poignant side of the loss of war
4
Well directed & well acted. Didn't guess the outcome until towards the end. Guessed there was something in Michael's past we didn't know. Sad, sad ending.
4
Slow, thoughtful and thought provoking. A paranoid 'psychotic' country - a paranoid man and relationship - xxxx? - that's as xxx as the country but maybe a shard of hope that even after treaumas 'death' and real death they /the country might somehow come back together - despite mistakes and xxx behaviour. xxx entertainent but as a metaphor for the country - very good indeed. The humour and acting kept you with it despite slow pace.
4
I'm guessing the actors were paid by the word given the number of long silences. Good but bleak. Moving & strangely mundane in the end.
4
V. powerful and sad. Silent scenes extraordinary - especially at the roadblock. Scenery very bleak - even in the apartment - not a surplus object anywhere. Actor who played the father excellent.
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Foxtrot. A good film. Unusual but slow.
3
Sorry but not very keen on this film
3
Too bizarre, slow & gloomy
3
Very slow, surreal, quite disturbing.
3
Disturbing. Emotional. Moving
3
Too sad for me L
3
I liked the contrast between the emotions of the family and the Army. The way the camera filmed him above when the father was in the bathroom so you felt his xxxx anxiety
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Sad film. A little lost
3
Great cinematics but the story was too unreal for me and I struggled to find the emotional connection I wanted to feel.
3
Dismal subject. Not my type of film. It was well acted by the subject matter.
3
Very slow. Sad ending.
3
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State control xx It was the camel that did it. The dog was the star! Film was a bit slow. Interesting story never the less.
3
Well acted. Disjointed. So much emotional baggage over Palestine/Israel
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Atmospheric, tense & rather depressng. A good portrait of the futility of National Service for boys barely out of their teens.
3
Not my kind of film. Too disturbing but I suppose that was its purpose.
3
Well filmed, well acted, probably meant to be symbolic - but I'm not sure of what. Overall modestly interesting. The camel deserved a credit!
2
Dense, slow, not my pick! No wonder eople are leaving Israel - what a hopeless situation - not only legacy of holocaust but now a never ending war with their next door neighbours. A Jewish friend say his family & friends always talk of sex!!!
2
Too long and too much angst. It was very chilly
2
Too slow. Very predictable. Lost its way - far too long for little reward
2
Not as good as I thought it would be. Sections were informative but most was unimaginative.
2
Well "atmospheric". Did wonder where it was going
2
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So slow, so sad
2
Beautifully shot but all style no substance. Endless slow tracking shots, long moments of tedium, punctuated by other boredom. Liked the camel though
2
Too slow & long drawn out. And unattractive people.
2
A bit slow and no action
2
It was like watching paint dry. An interesting concept but self indulgent by the director.
2
Didn't like it. Slwo and deep but not meaning for me.
2
Film depicted the futiity and randomness of war, however I didn't enjoy it - slow and boring.
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Painfully slow. Some awful angles. Hardly time to read the subtitles
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