April 22, 2010

Depressing films... NO MORE!!!

I wonder where are all the light "5 Uchuvas" films? Most of the films I've seen this year (at least the 5 and 4.5 Uchuvas films) are super depressing!!!! S U P E R (just look at my last 8 postings!!)... so, I wonder.... where are the light good films??!!! Like Little Mrs Sunshine or so?? As I'm getting depress by watching all these films in a raw, I decided to stop watching depressing films for a while... Now, I'm dedicated to anything that is light... very light.... Any suggestion??!!!

Stellec Licht

English Title: Silent Light
Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, Netherlands+others, 2007, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I'm still trying to digest every long part of this film. The first "scene" is so long, so slow and so quiet than you soon realized that this film is for you to seat back, relax and enjoy a cinematography experience. Every single shot it's a masterpiece! With a few mistakes here and there but beautifully shown every scene on this film is worthwhile. What killed the film was the actors! I know some times nonprofessional actors makes a difference in a film (like The Class... those kids were amazing) but in this case they make such a terrible job that it's really annoying. Be aware that if you want to see this film, put your mind in blank, seat comfortable and be ready to enjoy everlastings silent beautiful scenes.

Red Road

English Title: Red Road
Andrea Arnold, UK+Denamark, 2006, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It was a bit bad that I saw this film after watching "Gigante" just for the fact that they have similar characters performing the same job and "Gigante" was a bit boring so I thought I would feel the same about this film. But it turns out to be a very tough and strong film very well performed. The story is not told until very late, fact that I liked a lot in films as they make you wonder all the way through.