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Film Review - Cold November


“Cold November” is a coming of age tale where maturity occurs over the course of a few days. Writer/director Karl Jacob speeds up a normal period of growth for dramatic purposes, creating a tale of awareness within a young girl who suddenly realizes that things in her life will never be the same. It’s a story of family, tradition, consciousness, and location, with Jacob making smart use of rural Minnesota to help isolate his characters, strengthening their bonds in the process. While its pace can be somewhat trying at times, “Cold November” captures specific lives superbly, while examining the universal truths of burgeoning adolescence, where the comfort of childhood is rudely interrupted by responsibility and bodily changes that are impossible to stop. Read the rest at 


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