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
The worst is the string of coincidence that make up the film’s story - so there’s this boring guy who supposedly imagines heist scenarios and it turns out that after one coincidental event after the next (like 6 of them) he stumbles upon an actual heist he can enact himself. No. Happenstance after happenstance cannot be believed.
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.