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BAFICI 2012: LES ECLATS (MA GUEULE, MA REVOLTE, MON NOM) DE SYLVAIN GEORGE (SPA)

for desistfilm: Mónica Delgado. Nuevamente Sylvain George vuelve a la descripción del inframundo en blanco y negro de “Qu’ils reposent en révolte (des figures de guerres)”, su anterior documental, pero esta vez a través de fragmentos del mismo periodo de filmación, registro que tomó cuatro años, elaborando así una suerte de B side o reverso. En hora y media, Georges realiza…

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BAFICI 2012: EIGHTY LETTER BY VÁCLAV KADRNKA (ENG)

Eighty Letters (Osmdesát Dopisú) by Václav Kadrnka is a film set in early eighties socialist Czech Republic under the ex USSR. The filmmaker has made it clear that this is an autobiographical film and it traces the memories of his adolescence, where his mother organized a future encounter with his father, who lived in London as…

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BAFICI 2012: PLAY BY RUBEN ÖSTLUND (ENG)

for desistfilm: John A. Riley  Slowly, over the course of a day, five black boys intimidate some younger, wealthier Swedish boys (two white, one of Chinese descent) and gradually strong-arm, high-pressure and browbeat their quarry into giving them all of their treasured consumer goods. This uncomfortable film unfolds largely in impassive long takes that keep…

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BAFICI 2012: HORS SATAN BY BRUNO DUMONT (ENG)

for desistfilm: José Sarmiento Hinojosa Somehow the religious and mystical overtones in Bruno Dumont‘s oeuvre have always been a trademark of his work, but in his latest films (especially Hadewijch and Hors Satan) they seem to slowly lose some of their subtlety and give way to a more evident although not less troubling mise-en-scene. One could…

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BAFICI 2012: BONSÁI BY CRISTIÁN JIMENEZ (ENG)

Bonsái by Cristian Jiménez is a Chilean film programmed in the International BAFICI Competition, by a filmmaker from Valdivia, which is one of the most cinephilic provinces of the country. Bonsái (Chile, France, Argentina, Portugal, 2011) is a nostalgic film about adolescence seen through the eyes of adults. It’s filled with literary quotes because its protagonist is…

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BAFICI 2012: BONSÁI DE CRISTIÁN JIMENEZ (SPA)

para desistfilm: Mónica Delgado. Bonsái de Cristián Jiménez es una cinta chilena programada en la sección Competencia Internacional del BAFICI y en suma se trata de un cinesta surgido de las canteras de Valdivia, uno de los puntos más cinéfilos de ese país.  Bonsái (Chile, Francia, Argentina, Portugal, 2011) es un filme de nostalgia sobre…

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