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Saw this film at the Munich Filmfest where it was described as a minimalist gem, an artistic masterpiece. I would describe it at pretentious and comatose inducing. The film consists of around ten loosely connected scenes each of which in their own right would be acceptable as a short before the main feature. But together your are left wondering what is the point, where is the narrative.
The film revolves around Gabino, Luisa and Paco, a couple and roommate, their runaway dog and failing household appliances. Scene after scene where very little happens. A five minute scene as a character walks away across a moor, another scene featuring full frontal nudity where Gabino washes himself. Five more minutes eating tacos. A film with no beginning, no middle and no ending.
Were this a film studies University Project then I could accept that the long single cut scenes and composition were there to tick the examiners boxes. But this should never make it beyond the classroom. I guess the same people who look at a painting of a few coloured boxes and call it a masterpiece may think the same of this. But to me this was a pointless 73 minutes of my life which I will never get back.
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