Showing posts with label Cannes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cannes. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bonsái & Proust in Bed

Summer Love! 

Bonsai is a 2011 Chilean drama film directed by Cristián Jiménez, based on a book by the same name by Alejandro Zambra that has just been released in the United States.

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Cristián Jiménez’s charming debut celebrates love, literature and botany in his portrayal of a struggling writer, who, in order to keep up a lie that he has told his current lover, finds himself writing a book about his very first experience with love. Nostalgic and moving, Jiménez captures the essence of first love, and the loss of innocence that occurs when it disappears.



See the reviews herehere.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cannes Selects Puerto Rican Film For Shorts Competition

Mi Santa Mirada by Alvaro Aponte-Centeno made the shorts lineup cut for this year's upcoming Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.

The short film tells the story of "Samy, a quiet and solitary man who lives from the drug business. The most important things in his life are his younger brother, who he is responsible for, and his horse. Tired of being a drug trafficking subordinate, he decides to betray his boss Papo. This short film reveals daily life at the marginalized spaces in Puerto Rico."


Congrats to Aponte-Centeno and team! Verdict: Boo, hiss at the tired focus on drug dealing but Yay on giving a voice and a platform to Puerto Rico's marginalized issues.

To learn more about the current issues plaguing La Isla del Encanto, check out Fear and Loathing in the Island that Doesn't Exist.


 
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