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  • Silvia Prieto

    Silvia Prieto

    ★★★★

    — ¿Silvia Prieto?
    — Sí, soy yo. ¿Quien habla?
    — Silvia Prieto. 

    La narración y el uso de voiceover me dan vibes de French New Wave, también el personaje de Silvia Prieto hace recordar esos personajes con la vida un poco extraña pero simple al mismo tiempo. Y esas conversaciones naturales. 

    Silvia Prieto, ex-maridos, un italiano, lámpara de botellas, Brite, pollo, vídeo cassettes, restaurante chino, club de Silvia Prieto — como todo el mundo está conectado.

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★

    The puppeteer is a demiurge who creates a being. 

    Throughout theatrical history, puppets (and marionettes, to be more precise) have been perceived as a symbol of humans, and the puppeteer (marionettist), having control over them, was then perceived as a god, bringing inanimate to life. This symbol finds its roots in ancient rituals and religious traditions, and often had a mystical and evil-like connotation in many different cultures: remember Hoffmann‘s works (The SandmanThe Nutcracker, a mechanical doll Olympia in “Les…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    The deep and hurtful understanding of our inability to understand life and the conflict with one’s self image, — observing another persona - joyful, and rather optimistic, who doesn’t want to agree with “our fear of lack of understanding” and tries to fight with that, prove that life does have a meaning — to at the end find themselves both faced with despairing hopelessness, seeing awful things in each character and seeing one self in each other.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A film that starts with an unexpected portrayal of a very religious Catholic Japanese family (Buddhism being the historically dominant religion), it only gets weirder and includes countless unexpected scenes and twists (mentioned in this review). Of course there are many things that were disturbing for me, but nevertheless it was so weirdly satisfying that those 4 hours really didn’t feel like a long time (and oh not at all boring). What could be a more strange combination than Catholicism and…