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mubi special:Jaime Rosales, The Extraordinary Ordinary

by isa
mubi special:Jaime Rosales, The Extraordinary Ordinary by isa

Spanish director Jaime Rosales’ irruption into his country’s cinema at the beginning of the 2000s was not only a breath of fresh air, but also a much needed injection of confidence in the possibilities of language. His cinema is one of profound and sharp observation of the every day battles, able to find beauty in casual small talk and tragedy in a fortuitous exchange of looks. With highly sophisticated formal ambitions, and an interest in exploring the limits of experimentation within the codes of storytelling, his films forcefully respond to reality’s multiple faces and the unexpected that awaits around every corner.