Stations of the Cross & EIFF Coverage

I reviewed Stations of the Cross for Kamera’s Edinburgh Film Festival coverage. For more Festival reviews, visit kamera.co.uk

Matt Zoller Seitz recently argued that film critics should spend more time talking about a film’s form – that is, ‘the compositions, the cutting, the music, the décor, the lighting, the overall rhythm and mood of the piece.’ Seitz contends that ‘refuse to write about form and you might refuse to engage with the heart of the work.’ With Stations of the Cross, and the critical response that this astonishing film demands, Seitz may find the engagement with cinematic form that he pleaded for; it is a film that it is impossible to discuss without mentioning how the film is made, so powerful is the use of cinematic technique and so inextricably and harmoniously linked are the themes with its form.

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