The Funeral ★★★★½

at the fringes of capitalism and the rotting core of masculinity a series of violent traumas perpetually reinscribe themselves through several generations. frigid Catholic dogmatism falls from the characters' lips throughout and yet its promises and vituperations seem a world apart from these lives of mundane and solipsistic brutality, made tangible only in the inscrutable encroachment of their own mortality. futurity is rejected at the end, but with the same violent means it was once destructively enforced, and the women are left to stitch the semblance of a life back together

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