“El Rati Horror Show,” showing in Buenos Aires cinemas at present, is an Argentine directed documentary of a special kind which forced the director, Enrique Piñeyro, and his family to leave Argentina after receiving death threats regarding the content of the documentary.
To see “El baile de la Victoria,” the most recent film directed by Fernando Trueba, may well make one think that this Spanish director has decided not to include the excessive sentimentalities that the novel by Antonio Skármeta proposes and that instead he gives he has decided to concentrate on creating a film full of exaggerated and unbelievable implausibility.
The film in terms of location and structure is so simple that it would work excellently as a piece of live theatre, just as much as it does on the screen, and it is in this simplicity that “El hombre de al lado” manages to reach an unexpected and dramatic ending.
In Argentina, the creative efforts and comic grace of Diego Capusotto are favored by the masses and the new Argentine flick, “Pajaros Volando” directed by Nestór Montalbano and written by Damián Dreizik, is just another example of his continual triumphs.
If you haven’t yet seen Pablo Trapero’s “Carancho,” then you must. It is an exceptionally well made film, with some fantastic performances by Ricardo Darín (from “El Secreto de sus Ojos”) and Martina Gusmán in the leading roles. The script is both full and detailed, whilst at the same time giving the actors enough screen time without dialogue to express all that needs to be said with a subtle flick of an eye or tiny movement of the hands
“Carancho” by Pablo Treparo….. get tickets to see the new release in May 2010 for half price.