Ok. Time goes by and the Sitges Festival went away. I have had the opportunity to see (almost) as many films as I wanted to see, and I need to spill in these lines all that 25 feature films and 14 short films gave of themselves; because, come on! It’s too much information for my head and is not healthy to keep it there! Let’s get on it …
The first one is a general appreciation: if there was something crazy (not always for good, but almost always for bad), it was the extension of the films. Few lasted less than 100 minutes, and fewer still justified the sometimes more than 2 hours in front of the screen… it could mean a sort of urgency to finish a film that, despite having famous casting and a good production, fails in really giving time to a good script development, ending sometimes by not telling anything in its effort of saying something.
Jewels? not many, but enough to end with a smile at the end of one of my favorite Film Festivals…
Let us agree that to earn the title of “jewel”, a film has to move either aesthetically or through the script. They are some films that do not go out of your head when the lights are on and you leave the room. I start with them:
The good ones
Come on, they can not be all jewels, but these are worth it, and a lot:
I appreciate having seen the full session of the New Visions shorts, almost all excellent. Here are my favourites:
There are movies that are really a poem by themselves … or not. Those you cannot say that are bad … until those 5 minutes arrive leaving them on the ground. Or it may be that the script surprises you, but that it does not finish curdling to consider it really good… You might even understand nothing of what they are showing you. In brief, there are some films that at the end you say: WTF!… Some films like these: