Movies that are slightly off.
A romantic comedy full a refreshing global perspective, SIDEWALLS is director Gustavo Taretto's clever and moving ode to the modern people and urban landscape of Buenos Aires. Martin is a neurotic web designer taking baby steps out of the isolation of his one-room apartment and his virtual reality. Mariana is an artist fresh out of a a long relationship. Her head is a mess, just like the apartment where she takes refuge. Martin and Mariana are perfect for each other-- they live in the same street, in opposite buildings, but they never meet. Can the movement of a modern city of three million people bring them together?
For most people, I think this will just be a charming and beautifully shot romantic comedy.
For people like me - neurotic, intensely observant introverts - watching this movie will be like looking in a mirror.
Our ‘round the world adventure yields yet another film that defies easy classification. It’s a Rom-Com without much Com. It’s a pure romance, but we don’t see any romance, just hope for it. It’s a social comment on our increasingly insular lives with an uncharacteristic spark of hope.
There are many things that I loved about Sidewalls; it’s unhurried pace, the tiny quirks of its characters, it’s beautiful architectural interludes, the way it completely captured just how awkward first dates can be when things just don’t click. Unfortunately there were an equal number of infuriating moments. Narration that over specifies things that are plainly seen, an often droopy woe-is-me…
Part of the 2014 30 countries challenge, Film #9 - Argentina
What an odd film. It definitely isn't a typical romance or romantic comedy, so kudos for that. The characters are interesting enough I suppose, and its a good thing because it is all about the characters. The thing is that we don't get to know very much about them, or why they should get together. We follow each of the two characters as they go about their daily lives, and we have to figure the point is that they are going to get together or something. I think the problem is one of pacing. There is altogether too much time spent on scenes that should have been much shorter.…
Kurdt Attempts To March Around The World 2015 Challenge #3 - Argentina
Sidewalls is described as a romantic comedy but that's only true in the very loosest sense. This isn't like the kind of film you typically think of when the term 'romcom' comes to mind. While the film does revolve around two people who may be perfect for each other not quite being in the right place at the right time, there are no cliche stereotypes here and no laugh out loud moments. The film isn't awash with colour and there isn't a manic pixie dream girl or the perfect guy. Instead we meet Mariana and Martin, two listless, lost introverts that are both dealing with an existential crisis…
Every person eventually reaches a certain age where he or she finds it increasingly difficult to fall in love. The age is different for each person and factors that affect the age are extroversion v. introversion, work environment, and personal outlook on the nature of the world. It seems that our main protagonists Martin and Mariana have reached this age. They each know the stings of failed affairs and even experience new flames over the course of the film. I recently saw a quote by Emery Allen that directly pertains to both of them. "Not everything is supposed to be become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is…
Μικρή έλεγα πως θα γίνω αρχιτεκτόνισσα. Μετά μου είπαν ότι πρέπει να ξέρω πολύ καλά μαθηματικά και το μετάνιωσα. Στο μεταξύ έμαθα να σχεδιάζω και ας γνώριζα μέσα μου ότι ποτέ δεν θα έφτιαχνα κάτι δικό μου. Έτσι ξέμεινα να σχεδιάζω μικρές πόλεις με άσχημα "κουτιά" και άβολα μικρά παράθυρα και να φτιάχνω ιστορίες για τους ανθρώπους που κρύβουν μέσα τους.
Το medianeras είναι μια όμορφη ιστορία για αυτά τα άσχημα κουτιά που υπάρχουν γύρω μας, με τα κατεστραμμένα στηθαία, τα σαπισμένα κάγκελα, τα θλιβερά μικρά παράθυρα και τις ιστορίες που κρατάνε κρυφές από τα μάτια του κόσμου.
Ξαφνικά το κουτί μου δεν μοιάζει τόσο άσχημο, γιατί έχω πολλά παράθυρα ζωγραφισμένα στους τοίχους του, που βλέπουν τέτοιες πόλεις με κρυφές ιστορίες.
Α, ώστε για αυτό το λάτρεψα.
this is a very good "small" film even though it's rather long -- it's the typical 20 something young singles waiting/looking for one another -- but with an equally important subplot -- the architecture of buenos airies which is a jumble of styles and full of very small shoe box apartments -- this keeps people stressed and depressed apparently -- you'll feel you've seen b.a. from the inside out after seeing this...
προβολή σε πικ νικ, κάτω από τα αστέρια με αεράκι ένα βράδυ του Σεπτέμβρη. και χαμόγελο, μέχρι τα αυτιά!
I took like... 65 screenshots of this film.
There's nothing more beautiful than hope and this movie is filled with hope. We hope the meet because we know they will fall in love. This is a romantic comedy beautifully shot with wonderful music and wonderful thoughts. Javier Dolas and Pilar López de Ayala's performance was something so natural and cute. I hope to watch more films very soon. Gustavo Toretto did an excellent job with this.
Simples como deve ser.
E "true love will find you in the end" música de Daniel johnston casou muito bem com o filme. Recomendo ! 🎥
"Entonces me pregunto: ¿Si aún cuando sé a quién estoy buscando no lo puedo encontrar, cómo voy a encontrar al que estoy buscando si ni siquiera sé cómo es?"
the right movie at the right moment. i'm in love.
Its playful take on urban isolation and how internet and technology draw people apart is spot-on, with a bittersweet sense of humor that made me smile at its logical deductions, but it is only a shame that, in its insistence on being cute, the plot can be pretty clichéd and obvious.
Interesting, but had the potential to be a lot better.
Um filme sobre nós, sobre o mundo. Buenos Aires é o pano de fundo, mas essa história poderia se passar em qualquer metrópole. São Paulo, Nova York, Londres, Paris, Seul, não importa! Trata-se de uma história sobre estar conectado, mas não relacionado. Sobre as vezes se sentir só mesmo vivendo em uma cidade com milhões de pessoas. Um bom exemplar do cinema argentino.
A great drama with a lot of architectural reflections..
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