Opened in 24th July.
The writing is absolutely flawless to my eyes. Nothing is surprisingly forced in a film that gives closure to all the subplots. While composition exposes the humor, the writing/plot successfully handles the sensitive issue. I watched a deadpan humor after long but as it seems the Mexicans unlike others of this genre, won't leave it as it is. They intentionally weave the plot with a sensitive element and it all plays very natural until the end. Also use of silence in propagating comedy is probably a distinct power the art of Cinema owns. Should catch up more Eimbcke!
A cute little film, taken good care on technical grounds strikes emotionally as well. I liked how convincingly the film handles its few characters with everyone holding stake of the main plot. A very sensitive story at heart ripples very naturally into small sub stories and at the end brings everything together. Also notice how the cinematography in the beginning follows a transition while 20 minutes down to blend with the changing mood of the images.
New Mexican directors sure know the craft and their sweet touch of humor even into sensitive subjects works just fine !
Well until more than two-thirds, the film stayed quite frustrating. Point to be noted here is the opening sequence before credits start to roll, which has to kept out of scrutiny. It was lovely opening sequence blending difficult themes with monologue and fluid editing. It was full of hope, until next scenes when the film keeps gaining and loosing tones making it indistinguishably multi-tonal or as I would rather call it pointlessly atonal. I still don't understand where the makers…
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In the beginning only I will try and be be done with brilliant form Polanski implements in this film. Low budget bounds exist, so Polanski decides to experiment with the soundscape by incorporating even natural sounds. Ticking of clocks, tolling of nearby church bells, sound of lingering footsteps and more, are projected into the film to bring us at par with the receivings of the protagonist. But this doesn't stay limited, as when the mood of the central character in…