Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LA Film Festival 2009 Winners

Filmmaker Award: Wah Do Dem
Documentary Award: Those Who Remain
Best Narrative Audience Award: The Stoning of Soraya M - The Stoning of Soraya M review
Best Documentary Audience Award: Soul Power
Best International Feature Audience Award: Born Without
Best Performance: Dear Lemon Lima

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Unmade Beds

There is surprisingly a strong French cinema feel in this film set in London and directed by Argentine director Alexis dos Santos. The film follows 2 roomates, a Spanish boy looking for his father and a French girl looking for love with the British music/art scene as a backdrop. The film is slow paced and humorous, fueled by nights of drunkenness and occasional sex, while the tone oscillates between poetry and light existentialism, without the pretentiousness. Music is a big part of the film and despite being set in the present, it also echoes the British youth and scenes from the 80's and 90's, which should make it hit close from home for lots of spectators - at least those who grew up with new wave and later on Brtip pop. Unmade Beds review