SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD – Review by Nadine Whitney

Director Václav Kadrnka’s latest feature, Saving One Who Was Dead, is a profoundly effective drama about the liminal space between life and death, and how those who care for a loved one on the brink of the end of their lives experience that same liminal experience. The requires audience patience. It is deliberately purgatorial and offers limited respite for either the characters or the viewers. Kadranka has crafted a piece of art that engages with and subverts its simple set up, ultimately offering an innately humanistic approach to the ordinary but life changing experiences many go through and making it a valuable addition to the discourse of what it means to love and face loss.

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