Barcelona Christmas Night
Original title: Barcelona, nit d'hivern
- 1h 35min
It's Christmas time in Barcelona and the city is brimming with magic and love - Carles and Laura have just had their first baby. They're quickly discovering that three really is a crowd and that adapting to the new love in their lives is nowhere near as easy as they thought it would be. Grandma Carmen has some news, and what better occasion to tell her family about her new relationship than Christmas? Unfortunately, her loved ones won't be as crazy about the object of her affection as she is. Adrian and Angel are room mates who share everything, but sharing a girl might prove a little more difficult. The threesome they organize won't have quite the "happy ending" they expected. Desperate romantic Oscar is on a mission: to have a one night stand without falling head over heels in love. But with the magic of Christmas and love in the air, will he able to resist the temptation? An unexpected encounter with a mysterious young French woman will bring the memory of love back into Jaume's life after almost 50 years, proving that true love never dies.
Overdose of Talking Heads
I don't think very highly of the creative team for this movie because the only way they know to communicate how a person feels or reacts is to have a big closeup of the actor's head while he or she talks (and talks and talks and talks) about how he feels and what he or she feels about the other people. It's rather insulting when a creative person doesn't trust the audience's ability to understand something, and so everything is spelled out like this movie does. Gestures, facial expressions, mood lighting, colors, objects within a scene -- all these ways of communicating with an audience and making the audience curious are seriously under-used. 75% of the dialogue could have been left out; and if the camera had moved in or out more to show detail or give us the bigger picture, it would have been a much richer movie. As it is, it's a series of people's heads with their lips moving ... and saying things that are pretty trite and predictable.
- Jan 2, 2016
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