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Utama Reviews

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January 25, 2022
Alejandro Loayza Grisi's remarkably powerful debut feature is a beautifully crafted film that radiates with sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2022
The best thing about "Utama", however, is in its honesty; in the conflict between its characters, and how real it all feels. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2022
Meditative and deeply romantic, Utama understands that renewal is just as inevitable as death, sometimes hope is a much richer path than despair, and that a home is the life you build with others.
January 24, 2022
Utama is embellished with a few sublime touches of magical realism and Bárbara Alvarez's gorgeously precise cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 29, 2022
Admittedly, "Utama" is a simple story, but one that packs an emotional punch without endless exposition or symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2022
[A] beautifully realized feature debut...
January 27, 2022
Loayza Grisi has fashioned an exceptional debut that reveals a heightened visual sense, strong skills with non-professional actors, and the shrewd good sense to offer up something fresh and new.
January 31, 2022
The beautiful location shots by the cinematographer Barbara Alvarez highlight the simple film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 30, 2022
Through the love story at the heart of this visually arresting feature debut, Utama offers the audience a relatable connection with a way of life which is on the verge of extinction.
January 28, 2022
Photographer Alejandro Loayza Grisi makes a stunning transition to cinema in this portrait of an indigenous couple threatened by drought on the Altiplano.
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