January 10, 2009

Zivot je cudo

English Title: Life is a Miracle
Emir Kusturica, Serbia&Montenegro+others, 2004, imdb
Review: 1.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I used to be fun number 1 of Kusturica after watching Black Cat White Cat and Underground but after seeing this film I lost more than half of the sympathy I ever felt for him. Those two films I mentioned before plus When father was away on business were very bizarre (VERY!)but the three of them were so well developed around one clear story. What I felt with Life is a Miracle is that he was trying to keep the bizarre atmosphere, typical in his films, but loosing all proportions. I felt hi forgot that bizarreness doesn't mean being grotesque for just the fact of being grotesque. The movie is, for me, anything else but an effort to keep an style without thinking what has made the style good before. I have to say anyway that for a reasons that I don't understand, as I'm not professional on the subject, this movie has won several awards including one nomination to the Golden Palm, Cannes (Festival that I like and believe in). So, there you go... have a look if you like and decide whether you like it or not.

3 comments:

CHE said...

probando uno dos...

CHE said...

i am sorry for the last comment ...i was not sure how it worked...

the curius thing is that i saw for first time this movie at the cinema...all is different there, you cannor compare that with your television (even if its a big and slim plasma new modern tv), that´s why sometimes we came back to the big screen...

so, i watched long time ago at the cinema and i loved it...i thought it was a big film, with two countries trying to communicate themselves with a train and suddenly the war and at the same time this love relation, so magic and i laughed a lot...so funny...that was in the big scrren 5 years ago...
i watched back one month ago..and i did not laught even one time.. (well yes, i like the donkey that wants to kill himself), and i did not feel any emotion with the love history and i thought: this film is not so good, actually is bored...

for me underground is a masterpiece...

pero lo mejor de la vida es dormir en un iglu con luna llena!!! esa si que es una buena pelicula...

me encanta tu blog...sigue comentando peliculas...

has visto "la notte" de Antonioni???

Claudia Henao said...

hahahahha!!! yes! I totally forgot about the suicide's donkey.... it was the only part I enjoyed!

When I started to read your comment I almost die!! Sometimes its hard for me to understand how some movies are 5 Uchuvas for some people and then, for others, only 1!! or less!!! I found great comments about the only movie that I have rated with 0.01! and still can't believe it!

Anyway... I only have to say (to make you feel VERY jelaous) that I don't have a plasma but a super great projector! ha ha ha!!!

... y no, no he visto ninguna de las ultimas 3 que me has dicho... estan en mi lista... ya sabes lo juiciosa que soy con tus recomendaciones!

aca seguire poniendo mas peliculas hasta que se me agote la marcha...

....lo mejor para mi es NO dormir en luna llena y estar a su sombra en una playa de la Guajira con 10 amigos de la U... eso si es una buena... VIDA!!