I can understand why this film won the Oscar as the best Foreign Language Film. What a powerhouse. It manages to capture life, in all its mess as it slowly unfolds a powerful story of an incredible magnitude.
A history teacher believes the official story the government tells her to teach. By chance she stumbles upon facts that undermines her faith, facts that could change her whole life not just because her faith is based on lies but because it…
This film won the Oscar as the best Foreign Language Film. It is really not that good but it is beautiful and charming and it deals with an interesting subject. Some people are just born at the wrong time. They are born when there is war or a tyrant rules their land and this will rob them of what could have been.
The film is about a dying man who comes back to Spain after the reign of Franco, looking…
I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.
What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
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