Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »
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Fernando González Molina
Barcelona is known as a nest of creation and creativity. We see theater companies with sui generis profile like La Fura Dels Baus resisting and imposing their speech. On the other extreme, we can dive into the master genius of Gaudí's marks allover the city. Fine actors, singers, musicians, use to star on Spanish cultural adventures. Weerdo pearls awake us for alternative glances on cinema. It's precisely these arousing regards that made me write this review as I found out that Alex Ollé's Fausto 5.0 (2001) film assistant editor is precisely the director of this short. It's inevitable: we feel the reference on the intriguing atmosphere of this film, after a very nice but illusory opening credits sequence. The credits sequence it's much more interesting than the following green cold ambiance, we usually find on cliché PUB look films. Is this revealing the possible background of this Catalan as débutant director? The premise is really good but here it is a fine example of how a clean cinematography and aseptic plain sets cannot support the lack of a good script. The lead teenager model María Valverde (won a Goya for Best New Actress in the same year, among other prizes), got her chance to have a film made for her together with the always truthful Nieve de Medina. Anyway, is a nice first film and we can guess the promising career this short claims to every young blood involved on it. Keep on going...
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