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‘Biutiful’ stunningly ambitious, sensational cinema

7 April 2013 8:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Written by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Armando Bo & Nicolas Giacobone

Spain/Mexico, 2010

It’s a real testament to a filmmaker’s abilities when one of his pieces can principally revolve around a struggling man’s attempts to support his family, plus the effects he has on those around him, and then use said protagonist’s psychic abilities as little more than a subplot. Imagine if The Sixth Sense portrayed Cole as a grown man, near destitute and hammered by life, with the “I see dead people” crux as narrative depth rather than intricate focus. Mexican maestro Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has proved just how apt he his at capturing the vast scope of a story, whether in the sensational and emotionally hardboiled (Amores Perros) or the ambitious but ultimately underwhelming (Babel), but with his Catalan set epic Biutiful he takes a boat across the Atlantic to »

- Scott Patterson

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