aMari (2016)

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A trip to the origins and fate of the aesthetic and sacred being.
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Credited cast:
Aitz Arrieta Espino Aitz Arrieta Espino ... Zamalzain man
Carol Rodríguez Rodríguez Carol Rodríguez Rodríguez ... Zamalzain woman


In the deepest and most hidden dreams, Zamalzain, the shaman woman, is contacted by the ancestors through a vision. A trip to the origins and fate of the aesthetic and sacred being. "aMari", umbilical cord, a thread of mother savior. When word loses the sense of the sacred, life becomes a desecration. Written by Gregorio Azkona Andueza

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An aesthetic pleasure and big surprise
8 June 2017 | by javinrySee all my reviews

I saw the preview for Europe of aMari yesterday in the native town of the director, the most clear sensation you get at first is the beautiful cinematography of the film, almost all the shots are well thought and composed, it's very interesting visually for those who love photography like me. It's clear that the work took a long time and huge effort to compile with such few means, the different places in the woods, waterfalls, animal species and good shots at dawn... Big credit to the director for pulling this off with a very small budget.

It's that kind of a film that you have to go with a open mind, with the opposite mindset when you go to the cinema to watch an average entertainment film, this is more sensory than anything else, to contemplate not rush, the slow pace is necessary for the long takes of nature and to try to get a meaning as a whole.

For me it was really mysterious and breathtaking at one point in a certain scene with fire... That scene is a great mix of sound and images to impact the viewer, feels a bit dreamlike and the editing is great in this scene to make a big impact.

Generally the animals scenes are nicely shot and edited. As for the meaning I think is personal of the director but I can understand a deep naturalistic view on the world and human being also, like as a look back in time to our ancestors, their sacred rituals and view of nature that we have lost in our time, it's impossible to evolve without looking back.

I want to see it again sometime maybe on DVD or so and I hope it will succeed and get the attention it deserves.

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