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In visual terms, The Yard is crisply and elegantly composed. Mansson and his Polish cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt make striking use of the science-fiction landscape of Yarden, shooting it like a vast modern-art installation. The rich soundtrack also deepens the drama, with constant low-level drones and metallic clangs reinforcing the sense of inhuman alienation, while rousing blasts of Verdi serve as a kind of emotional counterpoint to the low-voltage performances onscreen.

Stephen Dalton

The Hollywood Reporter

Berlinale 2016

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