By Roger Koza L’aquarium et la nation, Jean-Marie Straub, Suiza-Francia, 2015 Straub insists to mitigate triviality, which is always near cinema, although never near this filmmaker that now shoots, unwillingly, alone. The gullible and the impatient are exasperated. They shouldn’t, because the power of this new film is relentless: an idea, a form, and perhaps […]
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MES FICUNAM 2016 (28) / SHORT REVIEWS (19): L’AQUARIUM ET LA NATION / THE AQUARIUM AND THE NATION
OLHAR DE CINEMA 2015 (03): THE POWER OF KEEN OBSERVATIONS: FOUR UNORTHODOX POLITICAL FILMS
By Roger Koza Don’t forget this name: Isabelle Tollenaere. His debut, Battles, is an ostensible political film based on keen observations. Battles opens with a philosophical quote: «When the combat ceases, that which is does not disappear, but the world turns away.» It won’t be revealed, until the final credits, that the quoted philosopher is Martin […]
SHORT REVIEWS (17) / MES FICUNAM (20): AFTER BOYHOOD
El lugar del hijo / The Militant, Manolo Nieto, Uruguay-Argenina, 2013 Por Roger Koza At the beginning of the film, an open shot shows a deep knowledge of the (filmic) space and time occupied by the char- acters. The symbolic space is Montevideo, first, and then Salto; the character is Ariel Cruz, a young militant […]