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80 Ratings

La última película

Directed by Raya Martin, Mark Peranson
Mexico, Denmark, 2013
Western, Avant-Garde


Lauded Filipino auteur Raya Martin and Canadian critic-filmmaker Mark Peranson collaborate with Alex Ross Perry and frequent Nicolás Pereda star Gabino Rodriguez for this feverish, aesthetically startling re-imagining of Dennis Hopper’s notorious cult classic The Last Movie.

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La última película Directed by Raya Martin, Mark Peranson
It utilizes different film and digital stocks and an anti-narrative strategy to tell the story of its own making, as well as the making of the film within the film, and is a ruminative musing on the past, present and ontology of motion-picture photography.
January 08, 2015
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Martin and Peranson, a savvy pair, appreciate their outsider status here, and they remain uncommonly sensitive to even the subtlest ways that ignorance and entitlement may manifest themselves — both in art and in our relationship to it. (And they are attuned, as well, to the sense in which culture itself involves performance: There are layers of artifice around Chichén Itzá that are difficult to penetrate.) This is film, needless to say, at its most studious.
January 07, 2015
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The film is both a revision of and spiritual successor to Dennis Hopper’s 1971 fantasia The Last Movie, as Martin and Peranson carry over the deflating of Western mythologizing, while also augmenting the critique of imperialistic mindsets Hopper only touched on. Ultimately, La Última Película isn’t so much about “the end of cinema” as it is about the people who abuse the medium and their subjects for their own political agenda.
January 05, 2015
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