MOVIE: “Venus in Fur” – Roman Polanski (2013)

Last night’s movie: “Venus in Fur” – Roman Polanski (2013)

I don’t go so much at the cinema: I don’t have many friends going and to go alone make me sad. This doesn’t mean I don’t like it a lot. When I was living in Savona, for example, at elast once a week I was going to watch a movie at Nuovofilmstudio, and that was a habit I was loving.
Yesterday my friend Stefano proposed to go to watch the last Polanski’s movie, “Venus in Fur“; since of my devotion for Leopold von Sacher-Masoch‘s book I couldn’t say no.  Arrived at the cinema we saw the audience of the previous show going out: the were yawning, bored, saying the movie had been tedious and they didn’t like it. We didn’t become discouraged and went inside anyway.
The movie narrates about a director, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), searching for the right actress for a theatrical adaptation of the famous 1870’s book, pillar of the masochist movement (which from von Sacher-Masoch, indeed, takes its name).
At the end of an unfruitful work day, an actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) barge into the thatre, and, despite of the delay, convince him to let her try the part. From this moment will begin a growing power play that transposes that of the book characters in the one between actress and director.
Surely the monothematic location (the story occurs almost completely on a theatre stage) and the two only actors helped the feedback of the rest of the audience (while we were watching the movie in the theatre we could hear a loud snoring xD). Talking about my opinion, I found the movie very intense and engaging: the continous passage between reality and play, the roles overturning, the fluctuating mood of the two characters took me glued to the screen until the ending, that I’m not going to spil you, but I literally loved.

Non vado molto al cinema: non ho tanti amici che ci vanno ed andarci da sola mi mette tristezza. Ciò non toglie che mi piaccia molto. Quando abitavo a Savona, per esempio, almeno una volta alla settimana andavo a vedere un film al Nuovofilmstudio, ed era un’abitudine che adoravo.
Ieri il mio amico Stefano mi ha proposto di andare al cinema a vedere l’ultimo film di Polanski, “Venere in Pelliccia“; vista la mia adorazione per il libro di  Leopold von Sacher-Masoch non potevo che dir di sì. Arrivati alla sala abbiamo visto uscire gli spettatori della proiezione precedente: sbadiglianti, annoiati, in molti dicevano che il film era noioso e non gli era piaciuto affatto. Non ci siamo lasciati abbattere e siamo comunque entrati in sala.
Il film racconta di un regista, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), in cerca dell’attrice giusta per un adattamento teatrale del celebre libro del 1870, pilastro del movimento masochista (che da von Sacher-Masoch, appunto, prende il nome). Alla fine di una giornata di infruttuoso lavoro, irrompe in teatro un’attrice (Emmanuelle Seigner) che, nonostante il ritardo, lo convince a farle provare la parte. Da questo momento in avanti inizierà un crescente gioco di forze che traspone quello dei personaggi del libro in quello tra attrice e regista.
Di certo l’ambientazione monotematica (il film si svolge praticamente tutto sul palco di un teatro) ed i soli due attori presenti hanno aiutato la reazione del resto del pubblico (durante la nostra proiezione in sala si sentiva anche un profondo russare xD). Per quel che mi riguarda, ho invece trovato il film davvero intenso ed avvincente: il continuo passaggio tra realtà e recitazione, il ribaltamento dei ruoli, l’altalenante umore dei due personaggi mi hanno tenuta attaccata allo schermo sino al finale, che ovviamente non vi svelo, ma che mi è piaciuto moltissimo.

★★★★★

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MOVIE: “Sinister” – Scott Derrickson (2012)

Last night’s movie: “Sinister” – Scott Derrickson (2012) It was a lot of time that I wasn’t putting on the light to watch a movie, so it made me laugh uncomfortably when last night me and Stevie turned it on. … Continue reading

MOVIE: “Silent House” – Chris Kentis, Laura Lau (2011)

Last night’s movie: “Silent House” – Chris Kentis, Laura Lau (2011)

Actually it did scare me in some points…maybe it’s because haunted houses are one of my weak spots 😉

A great question: it happened to see this version because on Netflix was available only this…but why the remake only a year after the original? What’s the sense?

★★★☆☆

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MOVIE: “Devil” – John Erick Dowdle (2010)

Last night’s movie II: “Devil” – John Erick Dowdle (2010)

Interesting idea: the Devil is trapped inside an elevator with some people and a detective has to save them before they get killed. A good movie for the first half, then unluckily, in my opinion, it loses a bit.

★★★☆☆

26th October 2013

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MOVIE: “Troll 2” – Claudio Fragasso (1990)

Last night’s movie: “Troll 2” – Claudio Fragasso (1990)

Finally!!! It was from when I watched the documentary that I wanted to see this. It’s just brilliant, we had a lot of fun, some scenes are really epic: now I know why so much people are loving it xD

Oh my gOOOOOOOOOOd!

★★★★☆

26th October 2013

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MOVIE: “The unloved” – Samantha Morton (2009)

Last night’s movie: “The unloved” – Samantha Morton (2009)

This movie, made for tv even if you’d never tell, talks about a 11yo girl going to live in a uk children’s home and her difficult relationship with her parents and the world. It’s semi-autobiographic, since I read the director (an actress I was not knowing, too) had this experience in life when she was little.
I know something about this topic from my own experience, even if from another point of view: my mom worked for years in a children’s home. Continue reading

MOVIE: “Let the right one in” – Tomas Alfredson (2008)

Last night’s movie: “Let the right one in” – Tomas Alfredson (2008)

In last months we bought all Lindqvist books and my sister wanted to watch this movie, so we did even if I already watched it. A very good movie, it’s almost scene for scene from the book.

★★★★★

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MOVIE: “Pastorela” – Emilio Portes (2011)

Yesterday’s movie: “Pastorela” – Emilio Portes (2011)

Very funny movie 🙂

★★★☆☆

29th September 2013

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