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BRIEF INDUCEMENT TO SUICIDE

Article by: Alessandro Arpa

Translation by: Ilaria Rana

 Can you imagine a Manet painted by prisoners? This is “Anuncian Sismos”, the first film by Rocio Caliri and Melina Marcow, two young Argentinean directors. This film, produced by Hulot Cine, draws inspiration from a real story. A small town located in the north of Argentina has been affected by several juvenile suicides, and the town decides to adopt a solution to solve this problem.

The film doesn’t explain why these suicides happen, but it stresses the consequences of these events on a group of youngsters. The final result is a 68-minute film without a specific aim. Its fragmentary narration is interrupted by inserts of petty philosophy. Although interesting, the film seems to be unclear and full of random elements. Furthermore, this situation doesn’t disconcert the main character, Mariano, who has a girlfriend with whom he spends some romantic and pathetic moments and he also has fun with his school friends.

It reminds us of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s cinema, but it hasn’t its same poetic charge. This time the Turin Film Festival has chosen a nerve-racking film. “Anuncian Sismos” is not a film for an old people’s home, as someone would risk to drop dead.

“Anuncian sismos” (“Announce Erathquakes”) di Rocio Caliri e Melina Marcow

Breve invito al suicidio

Avete presente un Manet dipinto dai carcerati? Ecco questo è Anuncian Sismos, opera prima di Rocio Caliri e Melina Marcow, giovanissime registe argentine. Il film, prodotto dalla Hulot Cine, è ispirato ad una storia vera. Una città del Nord dell’Argentina è colpita da numerosi suicidi giovanili; decide quindi di prendere precauzioni e studiare una strategia per risolvere il problema. Continua la lettura di “Anuncian sismos” (“Announce Erathquakes”) di Rocio Caliri e Melina Marcow

“Felix et Meira” di Maxime Giroux

Un amore puro e silenzioso

Felix e Meira sono gli opposti totali. Lui conduce una vita senza responsabilità e legami familiari. La sua unica preoccupazione è quella di sperperare l’eredità del padre. Lei è una giovane donna ebrea, sposata e madre di un bambino, che vive  annoiata all’interno della sua comunità. Nessuna strana connessione tra loro, eppure si incontrano per caso e si innamorano. Anche se ambientata in una odierna Montreal, questa storia romantica si snoda come una vicenda di un altro secolo. Fin dalle prime inquadrature si notano gli strani abiti di questa comunità ebrea che richiamano molto i costumi del secolo passato. Le donne indossano vestiti che non mettono in risalto la loro femminilità e il loro compito all’interno della comunità e della famiglia è molto ristretto: devono garantire la procreazione, a volte partorendo anche sei, otto o addirittura quattordici figli. Continua la lettura di “Felix et Meira” di Maxime Giroux

FELIX ET MEIRA: A PURE AND SILENT LOVE

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Article by: Karima Vinti

Translation by: Giulia Magazzù

Felix and Meira are completely different. He leads a life without responsibilities and family ties. His only concern is to squander the legacy of his father. She is a young Jewish woman, married and mother of a child that lives bored inside of her community. There is no strange connection between them, yet they meet by chance and fall in love.

Although set in a present-day Montreal, this romance unfolds like an episode set in another century. From the first shots, you notice the strange dresses in this Jewish community that recall the costumes of the past century. The women wear clothes that do not emphasize their femininity and their task within the community and their family is very narrow: they must ensure procreation, sometimes giving birth to six, eight or even fourteen children.

However, all these things fit Meira snugly. She loves listening to contemporary music, drawing and living like a normal person, but her husband forbid all these activities. When she meets Felix, his extravagance manages to conquer her heart, while undermining all the certainties of the woman.

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‘Felix et Meira’ is the third work of the director Maxime Giroux, who has already participated at the Turin Film Festival in 2008 with his first full-length film ‘Demain’.

The director states to have shot this film taking into account the vulnerability and restlessness of the characters, trying to follow with the camera all their movements and trying to seize their humanity. He portraits a love story that seems difficult, and yet stronger than any social restriction. Within the film nothing is emphasized, not gestures, not words nor their love. It is a pure and silent love that looks for a way out to get in with the long-awaited happy conclusion.

“Big Significant Things” di Bryan Reisberg

“World’s largest cedar bucket”, il più grande secchio di cedro del mondo. Così si apre Big Significant Things, un film che racconta il viaggio di un ragazzo di ventisei anni che sembra evadere dal suo futuro. Ad attenderlo a San Francisco è la sua ragazza, di cui non conosciamo il volto, ma solo la voce che sentiamo dalle loro continue telefonate.

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Big Significant Things: a transition journey.

Article by: Karima Vinti
Translation by: Greta Moroni

“WORLD’S LARGEST CEDAR BUCKET”. It is the opening of the film “Big Significant Things”, which tells the journey of a twenty-six-year-old boy escaping from his future. In San Francisco, waiting for him there is his girlfriend. We never see her face, but we only hear her voice through their several phone calls.

Continua la lettura di Big Significant Things: a transition journey.