Honourable Mention, October 2011 Photo Contest
Nine Queens: entertaining, Darin is playing himself, therefore it works out.
El Aura: has its moments, but too much pretentious (in a bad sense, you can't try to be tidy and pretentious at the same time, it doesn't work) and forced to be obscure.
Ronda Nocturna: I didn't see it.
Cinema in Argentina is from old data, from mega productions in the early days (the era of the white phones as it was called), to independet cinema, passing through pretentious stuff...
As a whole? I don't like our cinema...way below any other art form of expression made down here...still, some new fellas are having more refreshing ideas, others made just commercial but crafty movies like 9 Queens, and some few movies are good cool movies...
We used to love cinema, many here still does and we were one of the few countries were Godard, Allen, Antognoni or Bergamn could have movies "en cartel" for long periods of time...by the way Serb, Kusturica is a big cult here...I guess you can find him playing with his band in his Banfield t-shirt.
Nowadays is not that much the case, but still is a place with at least some cult for cinema and lots of young directors and other jobs related to cinema have their voice.
One thing I like that still is pretty much the norm, is that movies are subtitle, and not translated...when we reach the point of tarsnlating almost every movie, well we will fully join the blockbuster world...and that would be lame...but what the heck, things change, some changes won't change me.
"De cada 10 personas que ven televisión...5 son la mitad"