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BAFICI 2012: 10+10 -VARIUS (ENG)

for desistfilm: Lea Liotine I anticipated this film with the highest expectations, not only because it was a potpourri of twenty-five minute shorts by many established and emerging Taiwanese directors, including the master himself Hou Hsiao-hsien, but also because it was commissioned by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of…

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BAFICI 2012: BESTIAIRE BY DENIS COTÉ (ENG)

For desistfilm – Catherine Jessica Beed In the opening sequence of Bestiaire, three artists sketch a doe, slowly revealed to be dead and stuffed. The differing ways they focus on recreating the animal, one outlining, one laying the foundation for texture over form, initially coaxes a thoughtful introspection, that each of us in one moment…

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BAFICI 2012: GERMANIA BY MAXIMILIANO SCHONFELD (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Germania, Maximiliano Schonfeld’s first feature film, describes the last day of two adolescent brothers, Lucas and Brenda, in a small German settler village located in Entre Ríos, an Argentinian province. Before moving and abandoning the farm where they live together with their mother, they are portrayed in a routine of work…

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BAFICI 2012: L’AGE ATOMIQUE BY HELENA KLOTZ (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Directed by the debutant Héléna Klotz, L’Age Atomique is a brief film that boards one of the most recurrent topics of independent cinema: adolescence and its digressions. Two boys riding a train to Paris appear on the scene. Alcohol and Red Bull, quotes to rock lyrics, music bands and poetes maldits:…

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BAFICI 2012: LAT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA BY THOMAS ALFREDSON (ENG)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One in, 2008) is Tomas Alfredson’s third film and the first one I saw of his filmography. It deals with Oksar’s history, a 12 year old kid lost in thought, who cuts murder news out of newspapers and is physically abused by a bunch…

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