A good example of what's happening with some contemporary cinema: a strong script full of ideas, not just situations but tension and latent ambiences, with a direction unable to find an equally sensory and sensitive formality, limited to the mess of a handy camera always trembling, following the actors in a tiring attempt of naturalism, and an editing without any discursive interest.
Just watched it at Glasgow Film Festival today. Impeccable everything! Blew me away, will be thinking about it for ages to come. It is so easy to over-kill or underdevelop a relationship drama - and this one is just spot on - the acting, the story, its bumps and curves, the directing, the writing, the camera work - excellent work. Go watch it!
"...inicia con una farsa. La de una joven pareja haciéndonos creer que acaban de cometer un crimen. Ya luego nos vamos enterando de su rutina, una que está en frecuente estrés y tensión. Como si pensaran que en cualquier momento el enemigo los fuera a sorprender. Lo cierto es que en parte sucede eso. El enemigo nunca está lejos..." http://bit.ly/1htzf48
A gripping portrait of a couple immerse in hostility & violence that exceeds as well to the environment of their wounded society. The long takes & two powerful performances by Pilar Gamboa and Juan Barberini helps the material reach boiling points of brutal honesty. (3.5)