Mundo do Cinema, by Jr. Schutt Costa . 03/01/2014

Mundo do Cinema, by Jr. Schutt Costa . 03/01/2014
03 janeiro 07:31 2014 Imprimir

THE BEST OF 2013

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1-    LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE– Abbas Kiarostami’s touching drama centers on the companionship that develops between a young hooker/college student and her latest client, an intellectual retired teacher, who’s just trying to get company for a night of wine, literature, thoughts on modernity and music. While she’s dealing with her pimp’s aggressive manipulation, he’s reconnecting with his greatest memories. Iranian master Kiarostami takes us into an unusual encounter set in Tokyo with a twisted sensuality and maintaining his poetic and magnificent sensibility on love.

2-    POST TENEBRAS LUX– Using contemporary issues, a new stylized language and aspects of a modern auteur, Mexican director Carlos Reygadas takes a deep look on insecurity when his incredible double lens observe a wealthy family spending time on their farm, located in a mountainside isolated area. As the characters face their fears and aspirations, Nature becomes an important element with terrific shots of dark and light. The images are a meditation on life itself while the dialogs reflect on hope, redemption, human connections, death and temptation. A Ravishing experience.

3-    BEFORE MIDNIGHT– Jesse and Celine’s midlife crisis is a precious romantic journey into the marriage of these lovely characters created by Richard Linklater. Their enthusiasm, mutual respect and passionate relationship, their honesty to the world and sense of care have conquered audiences worldwide, as the director wraps up his perfect trilogy. Once again they discuss issues that are a knockout, bringing us to terms with the lack of compassion in society, the aspects of the last generations, and the results of technology.

4-    FILL THE VOID– A tragedy shakes up an orthodox Jewish family, and following traditions and honor, they get hurt trying to decide things on their own. Gorgeously shot and supported by superb performances, the beauty of its message looking for redemption and shelter under the light, as they struggle to persevere with their principles, creates a fascinating atmosphere of being closer to God. It’s also an alert to preserve family ties.

5-    12 YEARS A SLAVE– British director Steve McQueen has made the decisive slavery American Film. This masterpiece brings art to the mainstream, a compilation of what the Seventh Art has best to offer, cinematography, set designs, editing, music, and great performances: Ejiofor deserves to be honored this year’s Best Actor and Fassbender is our favorite villain. A film to be watched only once and you’ll never forget.

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6-    SPRING BREAKERS– Youth gone mad. Rebels without a cause. Harmony Korine’s devastating look on modern behavior is a punch in the stomach: four girls meet a gangster and experience a transformation as they embody their compulsive materialistic goals. What follows is an intense, violent, alarming and shocking tale that brings up the question: what’s wrong with the younger generation?

7-    A TOUCH OF SIN– Chinese director Jia Zhangke violent and dark humored drama connects four characters dealing with social differences and injustices putting them in drastic situations to paint an astonishing portrait of modern capitalism.

8-    BLUE JASMINE- Woody Allen returns home with an elegant and disturbing look on ‘depression’, giving Cate Blanchett the opportunity to create an irresistible and unforgettable character.

9-    NEBRASKA- Alexander Payne tries to rescue family values, with this marvelous look on the relationship between father and estranged son.

DISCONNECT- Internet is the enemy in this shocking drama about a group of people dealing with despair caused by situations they developed on the web. Strong and powerful!





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