(published in 2023, but half-written in February 2016!)
Almost one film a day is a good tempo. It’s time to reflects on the films and save some time for the kids. It was also a première to go to the Lilla Festivalen (“little festival” for kids).
Lilla festivalen: Microbe et Gasoline
Lilla festivalen: Bajsfilmen
Friday: The demons
Monday: Embrace of the serpent
A nice debut but it could have been a short movie.
+ Tops: Very nice Woody-Allen-like scene in a taxi
– Flops: a thin scenario, a photography attempting things but technical problems
Bland män och får (Hrútar) ?
+ Tops: great actors, a snowstorm,
A coming-of-age movie quite classical
What was a bit perturbating is the absence of night in a movie shot in the north of Island in the end pf June. It makes the narration a bit strange sometimes.
the apparently quiet movie becomes suddenly something else when none could telll
Tops: sound editing
Related titles: maybe a Ken Loach film
Tops: music, the young actress, photography of the streets
Flops: a scenario a bit predictable and quite manicheen
A korean film who is mixing it all!
Al Capone movies from the 20s, robbery movie à la ocean 11, historical drama with family secrets, espionage, comic book, western, …
Flops: as many espionage movies, it is complicated to follow who is who
Jag tyckte den hade ett snygg foto.
Spänning görs dock med hög musik, lite tvång enligt mig.
Regissör ville skildra historier på ett annat sätt
Director wanted to tell the story in a unconventional way (“I am sick of the way we tell stories. It has not changed since the Greeks!”). It altenates the moods from one scene to another between innocence and cheerfulness of the kids games and the extreme tension of other scenes.
With these kind of movies it always hard to restrain itself to try to understand everything and explain everything.
Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la sierpente) ❤️
Tops: foto, mystique stämmning, the sect re-interpreting the catholic church
Flops: hallucinations like a 70s travel to india done on an atari computer (only 3 mins of 2-hours-film)
Related works: Tintin in L’oreille cassée (1935), Dead man by Jim Jarmush
Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra | 125min | Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Mamma vet bäst ???? 🙂 :-S
Mikael Bundsen | 13min | Sverige
This year missed the short films selection (Startsladden) but we saw at least one short. It was almost a one shot of 10 minutes, 2 actors in a car, playing very well.