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My Joy Review

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  • 70

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    Although discomfiting to audiences desiring a steady narrative thread (and less accessible to those unfamiliar with Eastern European history and culture), it sustains interest throughout as a devastating critique of Russian society.

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  • 80

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    Village Voice Michael Atkinson

    My Joy is a maddening vision and one of the year's must-see provocations.

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  • 90

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    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    The world of My Joy is grim, though the experience of watching it and piecing together its fragmented story strands is anything but. It's suspenseful, mysterious, at times bitterly funny, consistently moving and filled with images of a Russia haunted both by ghosts and the living dead.

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