Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another Longer Day..only just a lot longer.

Im not going to write too much. I will just use this as logline and write a little bit since I am tired and I am too busy with In Rainbows at the moment.

Well, first of all, I arrived to the festival today kind of early since I was expecting to see my most anticipated film of the festival today (La Antena aka The Aerial). I would only end up being disappointed and kind of pissed because they decided to cancel the screening at the last moment (same thing happened yesterday with this film).

So...I could either wait 3 hours to see the next film in the festival or I could find another film to check out instead. I went with the later choice and ended up with a last minute ticket to The Darjiling Limited (Im not going to bother looking on how you spell it right now).

I went into the film not expecting too much. I am a gigantic fan of Wes Anderson but this one had me a little bit worried from the moment it was announced and suddenly came out.

I was very pleased to see Wes Anderson pull a fast one on me and I got one of the best films of the year so far from it. It really is one of the best films from Anderson and shows a completely different side to him and the stories that he can tell. I will be writing a lot more about this one soon but for the time being I will just say that I loved it and that I know that it will only get better with repeat viewings. Thank you Wes Anderson for still being one of the best filmmakers out there. A-

I'm taking too long. I'm just gonna write down the films I saw today.


Vamonos Con Pancho Villa (Mexico, 1935, Fernando de Fuentes) Let’s go with Pancho Villa! is the disenchanting story about the Mexican revolution and a group of ranchers who due to their courage earned the nickname of “los leones de San Pablo” (the Lions of St. Peter). C


Special Circumstances (USA/Chile, ) Special Circumstances follows Chilean exile Héctor Salgado as he returns to Chile from the US to seek and confront the men who imprisoned and tortured him, and killed his friends after the coup of 1973. B+ (On a sidenote: I was really happy to hear that this film got picked up by PBS and that it has been picked up for other festivals as well. It will be shown sometime next year on TV.)

Madres aka Mothers (Argentina, Eduardo Felix Walger) The story of 16 mothers from the group “Madres de Plaza de Mayo Línea Fundadora” (Plaza de Mayo´s Mothers, founding branch) Only 4 mothers from the original group, formed in 1977, were interviewed. This documentary shows the struggle to rescue their children’s memories and uncertainty by demanding answers from the government that made over 2,000 people disappear in the late 70's. A

Feature Films

Una Novia Errante aka A Wandering Bride (Argentina, Ana Katz) Ines and her boyfriend have an agonistic argument while traveling on a long-distance bus. They are going to “Mar de las Pampas” out of season, a holiday resort where they have planned to spend a short holiday. The bus stops. Ines gets off the bus, realizing that her boyfriend has not followed her. Ines wanders through the woods, learns archery and meets kind strangers that become friends. B+

Thats it for now. Tomorrow schedule will be a lot easier and I hope that it will deliver some other great films.

Also...In Rainbows is damn good. Thank you Radiohead for being the best band out there.

1 comment:

Philosophe_rouge said...

I'm happy you seemed to enjoy Limited, I'll probably see it this weekend but have similar worries that you seemed to have had.