DVD - 2012 | Greek, Modern (1453-)
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A wonderfully deadpan, surprisingly touching coming-of-age story. 23-year-old Marina lives in a small, factory town by the sea where she passes her time watching Sir David Attenborough's nature programs, listening to the proto-punk songs of Suicide, goofing with her only friend Bella, and tending to her ailing father. When a visiting engineer comes to town, the two form a tentative relationship that pushes Marina into contact with the strange and complex world of adulthood.


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Jan 17, 2017

Slow-paced and with many unnecessarily long takes, the art-house piece from Greece is for an open-mind audience. It is about a father-daughter relationship, with a coming-of-age theme. At times funny, and at times erotic, this film is very original and definitely worth a look in my view. Subtitles.

Jun 30, 2013

Simple yet deep. The protagonist leads of awakening to sex and relationship while facing the lingering death of her father. Beautiful camera work and use of setting to reflect in RED DESERT

Jan 30, 2013

Had this been as whimsical or groundbreaking as promised I would have enjoyed it more. But it was really more grating and tired than anything else. Unless you have a strong urge to see some remarkably bland Greek landscapes and equally bland acting ... skip this one.

Sep 10, 2012

Outrageous from the get-go, this film is presented as a coming of age story--even though the main character is 23, not 13. (Her mother had died so she's lacked a role model.) I tried to care about this character, this variation of the human animal, but she wasn't at all compelling or real to me. In this day and age there's so much strange stuff around that it no longer automatically feels original and interesting. In this case the blatant attempt to be those things grew annoying and tiresome.

Glencoe_Mike Aug 18, 2012

I can usually stomach this kind of whimsy but this one was hard to take.


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Jan 17, 2017

Sexual Content: Nudity and bold sexual situations.


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