April 27, 2009

Gmar Gavi'a

English Title: Cup Final
Eran Riklis, Israel, 1991, imdb
Review: 1.5 Uchuvas
Comment: So, I had another go with this director and it was deeply dissapointed. Let's say that he got better with age! There is no way to compare either The Syrian Bride (2004) and Lemon Tree (2008)with this film! I will only say that during the film I took plenty of time to find and kill a mosquito flying around my room without stoping the film.

April 25, 2009

Bila Jednom Jedna Zemlja

English Title: Underground
Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia+others, 1995, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I wanted to finish my today's post with a happier film! If you like Kusturica films, this movie is a MUST in your list! It's, from my end, the funniest I've seen from him. Do not miss it!

La Stanza del figlio

English Title: The Son's room
Nanni Moretti, Italy+France, 2001, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: It's not my cup of tea but it's a worth watching film ONLY if you are in a mood to watch sad films.  In my case, it didn't touch me that much, I really don't know why as the acting is really good.  The story is super sad but what it's nice about it is how the strong emotions are well shown by the great acting.

Efter Brylluppet

English Title: Afer the Wedding
Susanne Bier, Denamark+Sweden, 2006, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: What else tonight but talking about weddings, relationships, tears, reunion, beginnings and endings. This film has it all together. It has great acting but more than anything it's a film full of emotions. I remembered that it touched me very deeply, I even keep crying for some days after I saw it. Nice film, fully recommended.

April 23, 2009

Etz Limon

English Title: Lemon Tree
Eran Riklis, Israel+France+Germany, 2008, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It's been a while since my last post and I'm glad I'm back with this beautiful film.  I passed by a theater and saw a poster of an Israel film with an actress I knew so I just decided to have a go and see what was about.  After I saw the film I realized that it's the same director of the other film I liked a lot: The Syrian Bride.  What I like the most is the softness of the film with such a tough subject. It's very nice how the director mixed the complex political subject with complex relationships.