Bafici 2012

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BAFICI 2012: FOUR SHADES OF BROWN BY THOMAS ALFREDSON

By John A. Riley

Those who know Tomas Alfredson from his international successes Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are likely to consider him as a director at home with genre material, working with well-known tropes in a highly stylised but somehow unassuming way. His two well known films have a hard-edged indifference that is as exhilarating as it is chilling.

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BAFICI 2012: EIGHTY LETTER BY VÁCLAV KADRNKA

By Monica Delgado

Eighty Letters (Osmdesát Dopisú) by Václav Kadrnka is a film set in early eighties socialist Czech Republic under the ex USSR. The filmmaker has made it clear that this is an autobiographical film and it traces the memories of his adolescence, where his mother organized a future encounter with his father, who lived in London as a migrant.

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BAFICI 2012: HORS SATAN BY BRUNO DUMONT

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Somehow the religious and mystical overtones in Bruno Dumont‘s oeuvre have always been a trademark of his work, but in his latest films (especially Hadewijch and Hors Satan) they seem to slowly lose some of their subtlety and give way to a more evident although not less troubling mise-en-scene.

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BAFICI 2012: BONSÁI DE CRISTIÁN JIMENEZ

Por Mónica Delgado

Bonsái de Cristián Jiménez es una cinta chilena programada en la sección Competencia Internacional del BAFICI y en suma se trata de un cinesta surgido de las canteras de Valdivia, uno de los puntos más cinéfilos de ese país.

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BAFICI 2012: LA CASA DE EMAK BAKIA DE OSKAR ALEGRÍA

Por Mónica Delgado

En La Casa de Emak Bakia, el cineasta se propone grabar la búsqueda de la casa que inspiró el corto Emak Bakia de Man Ray, filmado en 1926. Se traslada a Biarritz, cerca a la frontera con España, teniendo como únicas pistas algunas fotos, investigaciones sobre el nombre del corto y la casa donde vivió Man Ray  y, sobre todo, una fijación por traducir a la pantalla algunos motivos de la vanguardia histórica: escritura automática, juegos dadaístas, devoción al azar y lo onírico.

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BAFICI 2012: 10+10 -VARIUS

By Lea Liotine

I anticipated this film with the highest expectations, not only because it was a potpourri of twenty-five minute shorts by many established and emerging Taiwanese directors, including the master himself Hou Hsiao-hsien, but also because it was commissioned by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of China’s formal establishment.

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BAFICI 2012: TABÚ BY MIGUEL GOMES

Por Mónica Delgado

Tabú is a film of references to the old days of cinema, a two part tale (“Lost paradise” and “paradise”), an ode to black and white nostalgia, to the expressive aesthetics of silent film, with small moments of brilliant humor and a 60’s pop soundtrack. If in Aquel querido mes de agosto, Gomes makes a lucid exercise in expressive renovation and metalanguage surprises, in Tabú, the clear homage to F.W. Murnau’s film feels powerful, like if the ghost of the German filmmaker was tempted to suddenly appear in front of us.

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