Bertrand Mandico

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FIC VALDIVIA 2018: LOS UNIVERSOS DE BERTRAND MANDICO

Por Mónica Delgado

Este año, el Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, en su edición 25°, dedica un foco a parte del trabajo de este cineasta francés, conteniendo tres cortos, un mediometraje y un largo, que permiten conocer los hitos de su trabajo, marcados por sus estudios de animación y por una cinefilia de marca extravagante.

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: A BALANCE

By Mónica Delgado

It’s been over a week since the Golden Palm was awarded to Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifters, an event which closed a festival that kept its classics leitmotivs in a low key: miserabilism, cruelty or the overrating of a cinema with messages and big issues had its few peaks. Even if this year the program was better in quality compared to other edition, the jury, presided by Cate Blanchett, was discreet when awarding common themes, like the award given to the unambitious Kore-eda film, a plain family drama without any major stylistic attributes. Point aside was the jury prize to Capharnaum by Libanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, a fact which confirm that despite the good films that made this a noble edition, remains a liking for the kind of films that look to edify consciences through stories of misery, war and refugees.

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: CLIMAX, APOCALYPSE AFTER, MANDY, CÓMPRAME UN REVÓLVER

By Mónica Delgado

A hysterical Young girl convulses in the hallways of a dance school and becomes an occasional Isabelle Adjani in Possession. Nicholas Cage portraying an avenger who deals with some beings from the afterlife taken from Hellraiser, or maybe a porn woman filmmaker that could’ve easily made a mix between Behind The Green Room under the influence of Kenneth Anger’s shorts. Cinema of references has the ability to achieve some creativity sparks from pastiche or parody, although the sensation of déjà vu is permanent. We find this particular quality in a group of films seen in the parallel sections of Critics’ Week and Quinzaine des réalisateurs.

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