April’s Daughter: Trailer

April’s Daughter (Spanish: Las hijas de abril) is a 2017 Mexican drama film directed by Michel Franco.It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize in that section.Continue reading “April’s Daughter: Trailer”

A Fantastic Woman: Trailer

A Fantastic Woman (Spanish: Una mujer fantástica) is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear award for Best Script.Continue reading “A Fantastic Woman: Trailer”

Neruda: Trailer

neruda-posterNeruda is a 2016 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film was released in Chile on 11 August 2016 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on 16 December 2016, to be followed by release in France on 4 January 2017. The film talks of an inspector (Gael Garcia Bernal) who hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco), who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.Continue reading “Neruda: Trailer”

Wild Tales/Relatos Salvajes (2014) Movie Review: Szifrón’s Cynical and Excellent Commentary

 Language: Spanish | Running Time: 122 Minutes | Director: Damián Szifrón

Apparently, there was a 10 minute standing ovation at the end of the screening of Relatos Salvajes a.k.a Wild Tales at Cannes, where it was in competition. After watching the movie, it is easy to see why. It is wild card, unlike anything that Cannes had in its catalogue, unlike anything that released in 2014 or quite a long time. Anthology films have a basic problem of disconnect due to either the theme not being elaborate or not evoking the heart and soul of the city or country it is set in. We’ve seen “Coffee and Cigarettes”, “Cities Of Love”, “Eros” suffer from this fate. Wild Tales, in 6 short vignettes of absolutely maverick and maniacal stories about ordinary men and women setting out in vengeance as they lose momentary control overcomes the general pitfalls.Continue reading “Wild Tales/Relatos Salvajes (2014) Movie Review: Szifrón’s Cynical and Excellent Commentary”