Our Daily Free Stream: El aura (engl. subt.) Patagonien, eine mythische dunkle Welt. El Aura, der letzte Film des viel zu früh verstorbenen Fabian Bielinsky, lebt vom unheilvollen Wald Patagoniens - wie eine Reise ins Herz der Finsternis. Tiefer und tiefer dringen wir vor, bis uns der Wald umschliesst. Die Zeit vergeht immer langsamer, scheint schliesslich still zu stehen... mehr auf cinegeek.de
between 2 and 3 stars... interesting elements but not always clear why the director used the at certain points and not consequently through the whole film. but worth watching if you have nothing to do better. It's amusing.
Chekhov's gun and the big bad wolf! "The empty space, wonderfully ambient soundtrack, bleached landscapes and Darín's quiet performance help El Aura to live a big life in its many moments of silence. It’s as totally compelling, strangely relaxing and purely believable an experience as the moments of perfection Esteban feels before one of his episodes." -- paraphrase, Projector Magazine.
Superb neo noir with some great acting. Sadly the director passed way shortly after this film which was only his second feature, this film showed a little promise in a short career. The score for the film is used sparsely, this is a quiet film with building suspense. Great story, great direction, an unknown hidden gem that more people should see. There is some great acting here especially by lead actor Darin.
A brilliant director with so much promise. And he died just after making his second feature film. My review of The Aura is available at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.com/2010/08/104-late-argentine-director-fabian.html