Filmfestivalen 2016

Filmfestivalen 2016

Film, film, film....

Another epic journey is coming up! I plan to go to such varied and diverse places as Colombia, Parallell Paris, India and Iran, and even travel through time, space and dreams. It's a cineastic journey, though. My flights will be the lobby, my accommodation will be the comfy chairs and my tour guides will be movie directors. It's time, again, for Göteborg Film Festival!

Eva no duerme - Mummyheist by Pablo Agüero

VisionariesPosted by Martin 2016-02-16 21:42

Visually and emotionally it takes a few leaves off Roy Andersson's book, with long scenes, steady shots and intense dialogue. Agüero, however, fails to catch interest in what could have been an intriguing and slightly macabre story.

Failed the Bechdel test

2 tombs of 6

Endorphine - Timefuck by André Turpin

VisionariesPosted by Martin 2016-02-02 23:06

As beautiful and thought provoking as it starts, as dull and confusing it gets about halfway through.

The deal with mindfuck movies is to force the viewers to think and interpret, leaving a few possible outcomes still hanging, each no more right or wrong than the others. Too straightforward, and it's not a mindfuck; too contradictory, and it's not rewarding, too many possible interpretations, and it's pointless.

Turpin starts with the right amount of mindfuckery, but gets ensnared in his own complexity. Too bad, because Endorphine could have been great, with a sort of Caruth wibe, but alas, not so, at least not after the brilliant beginning.

Passed the Bechdel test

3 licks of 6