Clavellino demonstrates how much can be said with so little words, and does it incredibly. The cinematography is stunning, and helps the film in being a perfect illustration of how certain moments in everyday life can be unusually striking.
This is a beautifully polished little gem which, in just 19 minutes, made me fall in love with film-making anew. Tight, spare, personal story-telling with neither less nor more than necessary. Loved it. What will Celia Rico Clavellino & her collaborators do next?
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? :-)
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.
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.