In his new film, Alejo Moguillansky baldly and skillfully articulates the world of dance –specifically, the shooting of a documentary about a series of ballets– with the story of a break-up and a romance.
Moguillansky’s next feature after Castro (between which he edited a film by the great Matías Piñeiro), continues the director’s surprises, wittiness, and cheerfully off-kilter filmmaking approach willing to take risks and make jokes. Dance, love, a film within a film—this one knows few boundaries.
El loro es uno de los mejores personajes de comedia romántica que he visto en mi vida, al podio con los grandes . Y esta es una de la mejores comedias románticas vista en años. Al terminar la película deja el género mejor de lo que lo encontró.
I'll admit that I like this guy's films more than it maybe makes sense to. Honestly, I probably watched mostly just 'cause I was really enjoying the company. (Jonathan Holland says "haphazard multiple layers just about held together by the force of its director's personality") Like an oblique, deadpan sketch comedy mockumentary where the prompt is: Artistic renderings of love, vs actual love. (Go!) 3.5. Maybe 3.75
Loro is a boom operator on the set of a dance documentary. Since so much of his world revolves around sound, he always has his mic with him. On the rare occasion that he doesn't have it, the viewer hears no sound. We only hear what his equipment records. The viewer is not meant to identify with the camera lens because the movie is in the style of a documentary, much like in the actual story.
Written and directed by Alejo Moguillansky, this enjoyable comedy parallels the ups and downs of a character named Parrot alongside the ups and downs of the documentary that he is working on. It could have been funnier, and some scenes feel fairly pointless, but this is still a good watch, and certainly one to recommend for people seeking something a bit different.
The film walk behind a screen of pseudo documentarianism to tell a story behind the scenes. The film still tells a fascinating story of the dancers in front of the cameras, showcasing Argentine culture. This makes the film worth watching just for that pleasure. The story of Loro adds to the brilliance, surprisingly charismatic for his demeanor. The plot following the crew is clever and concise, a great contrast.
A shy sound engineer, a documentary, 4 dance companies, multiple dance interludes, a documentary-within-a-documentary, a love fiction that ends, another one that begins. Added bonus: spot the hidden Beatles lyrics.
charming in the sense of Loro's mic and the way it was shot to mimic a documentary, but because it was shot in the way of a documentary, the time reserved for modular dialogue (which is usually explanatory in the documentary) became draggish and mundane with small talk and slice of life shots. A film to put on in the background, certainly makes you feel warm/intimate to the characters, but not a standout.
Lot of ballet and other forms of dance for a simple little romantic comedy. Heh.
It's a sweet film. Kind of small and simplistic. Light and easy.
Bit of humor here and there. Nothing gut-busting, but nothing cheesy either.
It's not a significant film, but it's harmless enough.
A decent little treat.