Sunday, December 12, 2010

on international film festival of kerala, dec 10-17, trivandrum

dec 12th, 2010


 rajeev srinivasan 
, ok, i am done with festival, alas, leaving town. if you followed my tweets for film stuff, now would be a good time to unfollow
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 ... two so-so "cleo 5 to 7", "blood wedding", one awful "somewhere"
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 my tally: one excellent "biutiful", one very good "certified copy", one good "mist of capricorn", one disappointing "white ribbon",...
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 contd. in 'no country for old men' as cold-blooded killer, oscar 2007. this film shows barcelona's seamy underbelly. great stuff (2/2)
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 thoroughly enjoyed "biutiful"! javier bardem stunning in Iñárritu's tour de force. best actor, cannes 2010?. bardem was awesome (1/2)
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 disappointed with 'white' ribbon: too dark, too loud, too much about "evil lurking behind normal exteriors" like padre's evil kids
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 just saw 'white ribbon'. Underwhelmed. Ponderous, ominous b/w, looked like gothic 30s film (think 'metropolis')
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@ don't know if yugapurushan creates caste tension, as I didn't see it. No, I haven't seen priyadarsan's aakrosh
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 'certified copy' about life, or a facsimile thereof. binoche may or may not have a life, is a 'certified copy' thereof good enough?
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 g aravindan: kanchana sita a masterpiece; uttarayanam, chidambaram, vaastuhara classics; thampu, pokkuveyil good; oridath pretty bad
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g aravindan: a genius and a mystic of cinema. 75th birth anniv. RT @ - G. Aravindan gallery at 
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 recommended for 13th: films by wertmuller, beresford, tavernier, apichatpong. also 'white ribbon', the epic 'fitzcarraldo' (herzog)
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@ @ regardless of name, wish they'd improve the festival. let it be goa fest, fine, try to catch up with pusan
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@ in 'certified copy' the protagonists turn out to be separated husband/wife or at least take on those roles
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 'certified copy' by abbas kiarostami excellent. Juliette binoche (remember her in 'english patient'?) Cannes best actress 2009
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 poster for 'yugapurushan' (man for the ages).
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 somehow I missed 'yugapurushan' showing. Saint philosopher humanist sri narayana guru's story. Worth seeing for his quiet revolution
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 somehow missed 'yugapurushan' (man for the ages). Saint philosopher humanist sri narayana guru's story. Worth seeing quiet revolution
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 sad to say sophia coppola's 'somewhere' was such a crashing bore we walked out. Sigh!

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