... step into my garden

Monday, February 14, 2011


I saw Biutiful this Saturday and it was, as I expected, a very powerful experience. Right from the start, you need to know that if you are looking for a nice pleasant way of spending your afternoon, you'd better look elsewhere because this is definitely not it. You need to leave the popcorn home for this one and strap tight cause it can be quite a bumpy emotional ride. The filmmaking and the acting are really amazing, with a lot of very subtle tricks meant to throw you off-balance like messing around with the reflections and the shadows, getting more obvious throughout the film. Also, there is one scene veery smartly filmed with different perspectives, don't wanna spoil which one, it really feels like they knew what they were doing over there, and the result was for me ... compelling.

Make no mistake, this is a hard movie about life, choices, mistakes and death. It may move you like it moved me or if you are a popcorn wiener it may move you out of the theater.

So be prepared...

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