“Still waters run deep in Ofir Raul Graizer’s new feature film… filled with quiet moments and tender exchanges,

in which even the more dramatic elements are treated with understated humanity and almost serene patience …

AMERICA has an intoxicating sensory quality … All three of the lead actors excel...

AMERICA IS A NOVELISTIC EXPLORATION OF DUTY AND COMPANIONSHIP

THAT IS AS VIBRANT AND COLOURFUL AS IT IS HUMANE”

The Film Verdict

"Unspoken desire and trauma ripple the surface of a colorful, affecting Israeli melodrama…

Ofir Raul Graizer follows up his arthouse hit 'The Cakemaker' with a similarly appealing blend of sentimental contrivance

and honest feeling… bright, frangible, visually iridescent and unexpectedly buoyant, with sincerely felt to the last …

gracefully restrained performances …

NEVER HAS A FILM PROJECTED QUITE SO MUCH POETRY INTO A SINGLE CRUSHED SAGE LEAF.”

Variety

“A tonally subdued but visually radiant melodrama hitting the three points in an unconventional love triangle,

Graizer’s sophomore feature has a novelistic sprawl and an intimate bent…

THERE’S MORE THAN A HINT OF ALMODÓVAR IN THIS TALE OF A TACITURN LOT FINDING EXPRESSION IN PRIMARY COLORS, THOUGH GRAIZER’S COMPOSITIONAL EYE AND AUTHORIAL VOICE STAND OUT ALL ON THEIR OWN.”

The Wrap

"AMERICA is another cleverly structured, psychologically complex story about relationships …

puts a strong accent on sensuality and tactility … Omri Aloni's classical, wide-screen cinematography

highlights bright colours that are as tangible as the film's rock-solid structure.

AGAIN, AS IN HIS DEBUT, GRAZIER COMBINES ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS TO CREATE A THOUGHT-PROVOKING, COMPLEX STORY THAT IS OFTEN NARRATIVELY AMBIGUOUS BUT IS EMOTIONALLY CRYSTAL CLEAR. ONE CAN ALMOST SMELL THE SAGE.”

Cineuropa

"This is that rare example of a romantic triangle where genuine, deep affection flows in all directions …

GRAIZER AND COMPANY MANAGE TO BREATHE FRESH LIFE INTO THE MATERIAL”

Screen Daily