Enfant du Siècle

Enfant du Siècle

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  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun

    The Vertical Ray of the Sun

    ★★★½

    An intimate drama about the life and tribulations of three sisters who attend a café in Hanoi. This is a very natural and sensory work in which Tran Anh Hung, with a subtle and delicate eye, takes us to the warm Vietnamese summer and make us feel the crystalline rain, and perceive the flavours and scents of his land. The stories he tells, about the everyday life of a family, their longings and concerns, are of great simplicity, like life…

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God

    ★★★

    The city is invariably another protagonist in Tsai Ming-Liang's contemplative stories. Rain-covered, noisy, dirty and oppressive urban landscapes are the spaces in which people try to survive the boredom, routine and loneliness of modern life. Rebels of the Neon God captures the idleness of the youth at the turn of the century, their inability to communicate, and the search for love as a comfort in the face of the discomforts that afflict them. Rather than developing a story in a…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…