Time Out says
Visually, ‘La Antena’ is a rare treat: shot in silvery monochrome, every frame feels lovingly crafted, from the quirky cutout backdrops to the intricately animated subtitles. But the world of the film is confusing: we’re told these characters can’t speak, but they move their mouths and words appear, so it’s hard to define exactly what’s been lost.
They’re also annoyingly loquacious: the point of silent cinema is to allow purely visual expression, but here we spend much of the film reading words on the screen. The characterisation is perhaps necessarily formulaic, but that doesn’t make these paper-thin figures any more likeable, and despite its undoubted beauty the film eventually becomes something of a chore.
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