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'Flowers': EW review

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Flowers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/30/15
performer:
Itziar Ituno, Nagore Aranburu, Itziar Aizpuru
director:
Jon Garano, Jose Mari Goenaga
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Spain’s submission for this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar, Flowers is a leisurely paced philosophical drama about three women whose lives overlap in unexpected (if not always engaging) ways. Mysterious and tinged with tragedy, the bittersweet import has some truly lovely moments, like when the menopausal Ane (Nagore Aranburu) receives an avalanche of flowers from an anonymous admirer. But the film is undercut by long metaphorical stretches that dampen their impact. B–