Posted by: Vasco | January 5, 2015

2014 in Film: III



Assayas formulates a metalanguage analysis of the effect of time, art and its artists – commendable, but far from his best.



The film’s retro wave sonic landscape, 80s visual ambience, make the metamorphosis of its narrative eerily engaging. An admirable and unpredictable slow burner.



A (contemplative) revenge story, that relies more on images and sounds than words, and it is amazing how Almendras can examine so many themes, with an economy of words so extreme.



It requires patience to appreciate the clinical attitude of Hausner’s direction. Static (shots), intentionally corseted and austere, her immaculate mise-en-scène aggrandizes the singular, moody atmosphere of this “romantic comedy”.

To be continued…


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