Claire Simon

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Cinéma du Réel

CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2021: DOS PELÍCULAS DE CLAIRE SIMON Y NICOLAS KLOTZ / ELIZABETH PERCEVAL

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Claire Simon (Gare du Nord, 2013) ha estado viviendo dentro de su propio documental personal durante años. “La gente suena verdadera o falsa tanto en el cine de ficción como en el cine documental”. Aquí, se embarca en un pequeño pueblo de La Provenza, donde un grupo de hombres dirige un negocio de garaje. En el otro lado del espectro tenemos Saxifrages, Four White Nights de Nicolas Klotz y Elizabeth Perceval, una película que trabaja dentro de esta atmósfera de “romanticismo gótico” (no es mi término, sino el de Clémence Arrivé y Catherine Bizern).

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Berlinale

BERLINALE 2018: PREMIERES SOLITUDES AND DIE TOMORROW

By Aldo Padilla

During the last Rotterdam film fest, a certain tendency of “cruelty cinema” located in schools could be found. Five films seen in the Dutch festival are about school adolescents ending their stories in a tragic way, due to different abuses of classmates, professors or social media, all represented as a true hell on earth. Even if part of this may be true, or that this problems are not a particular thing of the present, one struggles to understand the pattern of punishment with the adolescents in those films, either for lack of integration, sexual early awakening, and overall, a common factor in gender violence, since it was women who suffered the greatest abuse.

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