Still relatively young, out of money, and searching for a purpose. Even if you don’t grasp it at the moment, it’s a kind of happy situation. The circumstances are light and comical, not care-free really but the troubles don’t weigh too much. While looking for the true love to give meaning to your life, you can concentrate on stuff like giving up marihuana or calling another person with the same name as yourself.
SILVIA PRIETO is an insanely fun, cosmopolitan, internationalist indie in dialogue w/ the cinema culture of its day. Hartley, Linklater, Jarmusch, Kaurismäki, Akerman. The mastery of colour palette perhaps evokes Carax. I suspect that the film must have been a major influence on Matías Piñeiro. Disaffection has traditionally had a certain chic, but it is also very reasonable. How you inhabit it constitutes yr style.
This is a pleasant watch, with some amusing moments. The plot is quirky but in a charming way. I felt the main character had a certain naivety, like Amelie (from the film of the same name). I like that she provides narration. I liked the bright colours on display via clothing and the areas scenes are shot in. It became a little bland/mundane half way through. Its somewhat contemplative and overall I enjoyed it.
I'm really digging these Rejtman films. More Jarmusch fans should be talking about this, this is brilliantly inspired it seems like. Also that line "come to my place and watch a movie some day" sounds like a 90's netflix and chill line. Phrases like "i must've dreamed the word not the image." same my guy. Overall, a ton of dialogue but never boring, characters like Silvia's should always be more celebrated.
O humor é sempre tênue e, cenicamente, em forma de esquete. Baseia-se em situações do cotidiano de um jovem homem e de uma jovem mulher argentinos, com esporádica narração em primeira pessoa dela .Martin Rejtman parece mesclar as influências de Eric Rohmer, François Truffaut e Nani Moretti, acentuando a imaturidade e o patético de suas personagens, ao mesmo tempo com senso de afeto e de superioridade.
Os diretores argentinos parecem gostar de brincar com a proximidade e a distância que está dada a todo morador de uma grande cidade — como Buenos Aires. Nisso, Martín acerta. Gosto também do tom de “nada”, de vida cotidiana, de ordinário, que era a própria Argentina de 1999. Não fosse pelo roteiro, abstrato demais, seria um filme muito bom sobre uma época.
I understand the intention is to demonstrate the absurdity of life but I can't keep myself thinking there is too little in this movie to even achieve that. I wish there was a little more intention in the way was directed and a little more direction in the story. Everything is way too anecdotal. I think the director's first movie (Rapado) is a better achievement.