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Saturday, September 29, 2007

اندر احوالات جشنواره بين المللی فيلم ونکوور

من تا آخر جشنواره ونکوور نمی‌رسم پست غير جشنواره‌ای بکنم. توی همين پست، فيلمهايی رو که می‌بينم هر شب امتياز می‌دم و خيلی تلگرافی راجع‌بهشون می‌نويسم. فيلمهايی هم که برنامه دارم روز بعدش ببينم می نويسم. اگر می خواين بريد خبرم کنيد. فيلمهايی که اضافه می‌شن بالای قبلی‌ها هستند. در ضمن بخاطر تسريع در نوشتن (ترجمه اسامی فيلمها و معادل‌نويسی برای نام‌های خارجی) همه چيز رو به انگليسی می‌نويسم.


Go Go Tales 4/10 :

Outsourced 6/10 :

The Flight of the Red Balloon 6/10 :

I Served the King of England 7/10 :

The Last Mistress 8/10 :

A Band's Visit 7/10 :

Bliss 7/10 :

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days 7/10

Fados 7/10 : Almost about 10-15 clips of Fado music, a gipsy kind of music that was invented two centuries ago, very Spanish, no plot at all.

Persepolis 8/10 : Great adaptation, good sense of humor, a little bit biased and darker than the source material,

The Edge of Heaven 7/10 : Honest, the gimmick is used before, lots of chance encounters, gives you a good feeling at the end though, realist characters (most of them).

One Hundred Nails 6/10 : a film of atmosphere, I wouldn't say boring but would have been better if it was shorter, nice imagery, good use of stereotypes, good beginning that doesn't match the body of the movie.

Empties 8/10 : Great Czech movie from the director of Kolya, good sense of humor, involving, lots of sub-plots that all pay off at the end, likable character especially the main protagonist.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 9/10 : Great visualistic idea coherent with the theme, sensational but never manipulative, good pace, proves that even a frequently tried subject matter can be novel under a new light.

Forbidden Lie$ 9/10 : Fabulous, shows that a documentary can be as thrilling as a fiction film, you should see it for yourself.

Terror's Advocate (Barbet Shroeder) 6/10 : Documentary about a controversial lawyer, good subject matter, too long for its own good, getting into some unnecessary details, good juxtaposition of different viewpoints, my favorite quote: "Interviewer: Would you defend Hitler? Verges (the lawyer): yes, I even would defend Bush!"

Goya's Ghosts (Milos Forman) 6/10 : Sadly shows how a brilliant crew, excellent cast and good historical material can fail to produce a satisfactory film, Good production design, bad story and pool character arks, unlikable characters, promising credits.

7 Years (Jean-Pascal Hattu) 4/10 : Way too ambitious for the talent of its director, unconvincing, shallow (pretends to be deep though), good end credit sound track (who is the singer?), unbelievable characters.

Import Export (Ulrich Seidl) 7/10 : austere realism, makes you sympathize with the characters, sad and cruel, graphic depiction of defenseless women's predicament.

Dans la Ville de Sylvie (Jose Luis Guerin) 7/10 : a simple one-line plot stretched into a feature-length movie, visually dazzling, scarce dialog, beautiful girls, poetic atmosphere, kinda experimental.

Before the Devil Knows You Are Dead (Sidney Lumet) 6/10 : What was the point of making this movie for someone who has Dog Day Afternoon in his ouevre?, quite similar structurally to Kubrick's masterpiece "The Killing", the time shifting gimmick doesn't bring much into the movie, some good sequences, character motivations not satisfactory of at least vague.

Jellyfish (Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret) 7/10 : a multi-narrative story, some subplots are under-developed, good imagery at some points, good sense of humor, the character arcs for some characters are not believable, good effort for a first-time director.

Redacted (Brian De Palma) 7/10 : meant to be realistic, it is realistic at some points, moving and shocking, made up of some true clips on the internet, the message is clear: war is a bad thing.

Help me Eros (Kang-sheng Lee) 5/10 : I've had enough of these semi-artistic Eastern films, not new at all despite all effort.

Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky) 8/10 : German cinema must be revered these days, another surprise, true story of a Jewish counterfeiter who gives service to Nazis, moral dilemmas, realism, good story.

Savages (Tamara Jenkins) 6/10 : Conventional melodrama about a middle-aged brother and sister who come to terms when they feel obliged to nurse their old father, good perf by Philip Seymour Hoffman, some laughs here and there, not deep and involving as it tries to.

Ploy (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang) 7/10 : I'm not sure to give it 7 or 8 out of 10, elegant mood, good pacing, artistic mise-en-scene, bad action at the end, some quibbles on some sequences, well-done dreamy state.

Jane Austen Book Club (Robin Swicord) 7/10 : Based on a popular novel, great sense of humor, predictable story, good pace.

Caramel (Nadine Labaki) 8/10 : A surprise from Lebanon, Story of a group of young Lebanese women, Laugh out loud and sometime contemplative, very smart, great acting from most of the cast.

10+4 (Mania Akbari) 6/10 : Autobiographical story of Mania Akbari who directs and stars in it, sad, semi-documentary, Sometimes playing with Kiarostami's style becomes annoying, honest.

Atonement (Joe Wright) 5/10 : Based on the best-selling novel of Ian McEwan, surprisingly predictable, British accent, strong production design and good imagery, very classic for a modern writer and the adaptation doesn't help either, poor flashbacks, occasional good sequences.

Girl Cut in Two (Claude Chabrol) 6/10 : The story of an old writer falling in love with a young woman, conventional, brilliant performance by Benoit Magimel (thanks God Juliet Binoche is finally married someone up to par!), I never understood why Chabrol is a big name in French cinema!

Lust, Caution! (Ang Lee) 9/10 : Another gem from Lee, great cinematography, brilliant editing, fabulous acting, amazing direction, acceptable story, good pace (you never feel it's 150 minutes), perfect sex and inherent to plot, could have better ending though.

Alice's House (Chico Teixeira) 7/10 : Dysfunctional families, extra-marital relationships, stressful, sad, good acting.

3 Comments:

At 9:52 AM, Blogger A simple child said...

I read about "Lust, Caution!" last week in Washington Post. I heard it a blast :) Be brave! Go and watch more movies to have a good recommendations! I need some new good movies man ;)

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous mojdeh said...

do you know anything more about 10+4?I'd like to know..

 
At 1:06 AM, Anonymous Mohammadreza fayaz said...

amoo mehdi filmaye dagh dagh mibini jaie ma ram khali kon. Rasty refighet(lynch) ro nadidi to jashnvare?

 

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