The last shot says it all - as an individual, she is complex and multi-faceted. I also enjoyed the subtle shot of her ascending the stairs with her new friend, rather than struggling downward on her first trip. This simple but profound short film features beautiful shots of Barcelona.
A beautifully shot portrait of Catalan resistance. I particularly loved the framing: so many shots are framed through doorways or window panes, giving it a voyeuristic/5:4 feel. Was this deliberate, or merely the constraints of shooting in a cramped Barna apartment? :-)
Breve y sostenido.
La microepopeya del viaje interior de una mujer ya anciana, hacia la verdad de un sufrir en lo cotidiano.
La angustia de un lugar censurado.
El brio en el soplo de un ser ajeno.
La otra volviendo a ser yo.
Consecuencias del tambor que no rotará indefinidamente sobre sí mismo, sin sentir la fricción de una voluntad centrífuga.
Cerrar la puerta, articular la fuga.
Bello, preciso, honesto y sentido.
Simple and unpretentious. I watched it in the morning and some pictures stayed with me whole day through. Shows how barriers are only in our minds and there is no appropriate age to rebel. And I think it's our moral duty to fight assholes who impose psychological domination on us.
Learning to appreciate the fine art of the short film has been one of my favorite benefits of joining Mubi. This one here by Celia Clavellino is a quiet gem. The cinematography works seamlessly to evoke the film's theme of domestic oppression, creating an aesthetic that makes its point more provocatively than any amount of clever, chatty dialogue could have possibly accomplished. A fine work. Touche.
Beautifully shot, well acted, charming... It's probably why I somehow enjoy short films like this one, especially about daily life and routines... Sometimes I can find myself watching a mirror of my own experiences...