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Two Gates of Sleep2010

  • 3.3
Somewhere on the Mississippi-Louisiana border, brothers Jack and Louis prepare for their mother’s imminent death. Their communication limited to glances, they hunt a gorgeous animal, cook a special meal and share last moments of quiet intimacy with the woman who bore them. Once she succumbs, they ignore society’s expectations and undertake an arduous journey to bury her along the riverbank. Ants swarm in the dirt, trees form a green cathedral and the brothers step deeper into the muddy river. This visual meditation on nature, death and tradition paints a shattering portrait of a family overcoming extraordinary circumstances to honor a final request.

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Member Reviews (4)

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Not really a four star, really 3 and a half stars, but I am bumping it up to four for its extraordinary simplicity and lack of dialogue.

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Despite only about 20 words of dialogue throughout the whole film, its is hypnotically captivating. It held my interest through means unlike other films. Beautifully shot.

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Solemn, mysterious, Spare, intensely focused Southern Gothic. The poetic realism of innocent violence. Brilliantly photographed on an intimate but epic scale, Perfect audio TRK. This film begs for a giant screen, but were lucky to just be able to see it. thanks FANDOR.

great movie. more conversation would have been nice. If only to know what the sons were thing.