The formal device is effective and accomplished, and keeps the pace and appeal over the film’s concise run-time of barely an hour. Just a few detail shots (hands doing paperwork, smartphone screens, an insufficiently topped-up travel card being scanned…) break the rigid visual form.
About Pamela Bienzobas
Posts by Pamela Bienzobas:
The scope of the turbid phenomenon of kidnappings, killings, forced disappearance, and other atrocities committed daily for decades in Mexico, under democracy, is hard to fathom, and the vast majority of the cases, especially the hundreds of thousands of humble, low-profile victims will never be elucidated.
To burn down a parliament building. (Quemar un parlamento.) A final jump to the present, as this text is being published.
The new feature by the Palestinian (Berlin-based, Israeli-citizen) filmmaker, that had its world première in (the online) Visions du Réel’s Burning Lights International Competition,
It’s a man’s world held together from the fringes by invisible women. That may apply to most of the world in general, but in particular to the one portrayed in Las Ranas, the new feature by Edgardo Castro