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Memoria Review

From the premise alone, Memoria screams for those that like a bit of freakish fear underlining their love of very niche prose and digestible drama. Methodical and brooding for much of its running time, Memoria takes hold of attention through its lingering pace and the emptiness that comes from it. An intentional emptiness, mind. Not an accidental problem Tilda Swinton must hurdle but one she can rely on to paint a picture with actions rather than speech. It is neither methodical nor abrasive, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul pools such slow-burning skill out of contemplative and smartly-staged sequences throughout Memoria with a lingering fascination over what it means for the character and how that can reflect onto the audience. 

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