Women Without Wings
Ivan Gekoff's location shooting makes the most of the continuity between dimly lit rustic interiors and sun-drenched exteriors of grassy hills and startling top-of-the-world vistas. Authentic all-of-a-piece sights of Albania appropriately provide welcome contrast to the film's fragmented, discordant view of urban life in Canada.
- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY
It tells its story in vivid images, conveying the power of pure cinema.
- Martin Siberok, THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Hathi is produced by Rock Demers and is very much up to his usual high cinematographic standards. The startling beauty of Hathi cannot be denied. Conservationists, ecology buffs and National Geographic subscribers are likely to worship happily at its quasi-documentary shrine.
- Pat Donally, MONTREAL GAZETTE
A lyrical lament for the passing of elephants from the jungles of India, the Canadian production "Hathi" features photography of the grand beasts and their habitats that is so gorgeous, and occasionally startling, that few viewers will soon forget its images.
Sheer visual magic.
Breathtaking views of the elephants, which are given extraordinary impact by Ivan Gekoff's exquisite lensing and the fascinating, how-did-they-do-that intimacy with the animals achieved by helmer Philippe Gautier and his crew.
- Godfrey Cheshire, VARIETY