La Caída de Édgar.
No sé si esta película pueda ser considerada mala, pero definitivamente no es buena. Tal vez tenga que volver a ver la trilogía original, que no tengo tan fresca en la memoria, pero por sí sola esta película está muy lejos de poseer la calidad que presumen sus fanáticos.
Es lamentable ver a directores novatos arruinar un buen trabajo técnico (la dirección de fotografía llega a ser lo único destacable de esta película) sólo para satisfacer sus fetiches. Evitarla a toda costa.
This film was obviously made by some smoke addict who had just graduated from film school and thought the world was a very nice place, knowing nothing about mafias.
I liked the group in this film much more than the one on Jules et Jim. Perhaps because there are two women involved here and not only one.
The audio work is far from good, but this film achieves to make the viewer stop minding about that. Such a nice one to watch.
I don't know if he's making a fool of himself on purpose. How did Eva Green let him do that to her? : (
"Can you imagine ending a Russian novel in a city like this?"
Un buen film sobre la ceguera ante el anhelo y la esterilidad de las búsquedas que de ahí nacen.
Showing the actresses when they are about to sleep, when having a bath or having dinner in some weird restaurant while they more or less talk about how living as an actress has been sums up for a terrible documentary. Seems as if the film had not been well planned. Abruptly the film goes from beautiful locations to boring and badly lighted bedrooms with terrible dramatic piano music as transition. Unbearable.
I was somehow afraid that I would feel disappointed with this film after having watched Gitai's Esther, which is enormous; but Promised Land is an example of how cinema should be made nowadays. It always flows on a good pace and uses outstanding montage as an essencial resource throughout most of the film.
Haven't read the whole book, but the beginning is just like Dostoievski's Crime and Punishment. That and the rest is magnificent.
Those eyes on the portrait...
"An action film without a chase is like a life without love." Not even being an action film, this movie beholds one of the greatest and most fun chases in the history of cinema.
He needs to stop making the same film again and again.
El lenguaje cinematográfico, el montaje y el guión plagado de referencias y simbolismo hacen esto de lo que he visto, una de las más valiosas joyas de la Nouvelle Vague.
Me envolvió tanto que inconscientemente respiré profundo cuando el médico le pide a ella que lo haga. Vale la pena verlo.
I'll need some minutes to recover after seeing this powerful piece of truth. 5 stars.
It's Mréjen's persona and the idolatry from snobs that keeps this documentary's rating over 4 stars. There's nothing special in it. Barely got 3 stars from me.
Una película bastante sólida en todos los aspectos y que trata unos de los temas favoritos del director mexicano: el fanatismo religioso. Los últimos diez minutos de la película son una enorme carga de tensión para el espectador, al que le resultará imposible mirar a otra parte que no sea la pantalla.
Memorable soundtrack! perfect for this strange, but wonderful display of colors. I don't know why Lefrant is so overlooked even when Mubi has plenty of his films to watch online.
Helped by a wonderfully written script, with perfectly defined characters Mréjen introduces you to everyone around the table and to their now gone friend Edouard to the point you laugh as if you were there, drinking the same tea and eating the same apples. All these emotions built up to be brought down with such an elegance at the end of the film. -
Watching this on a theatre must be really intimidating. The color selection done by Lefrant was awesome, and the movements the lines do are absolutely soulful, not just random stuff.
It surprises me how Klevenas achieved to develop such a feeling in his audience (at least in me) with so few events happening in the film, and only 12 minutes. This is great example of how short films should be done.
This man is a genius! I'm anxious to see all of his new stuff (O:
I talked to Ripstein about all this Dogtooth controversy today, and he said that when he heard Lanthimos had been nominated for the Oscar he thought of sending him a message saying: I heard about the nomination, I hope we win.
"Eras mi Virgen de Guadalupe."
This is one of the few films that could change the world if everyone saw them. So powerful, breathtaking and at the same time, a brick to the face.
I've been thinking for about 30 minutes what to write about this masterpiece, but I'm sure that nothing's going to be enough to describe the awesome experience that watching this is. This is definitely between my select list of the four best films ever done. Watch it!