Dienstag, 31. Mai 2011

The day he arrives (Hong, 2011) - Cannes 2011 UCR

A filmmaker with filmmakers block comes to town.

A rather lighthearted look about what people do if... well, if they just bump into each other and have a lot of rather weird agendas. Very interesting camerawork, with zoom-ins on a subject followed by zoom-outs (all on tripod). Sort of Korean Jarmush, with some rather undecipherable jokes once in a while.

There was some really hilarious stuff, but overall the film didn't excite the jury - I happened to sit in front of them, and just by the occasional remark when leaving the theatre, I could feel they were not overly excited, although they didn't really comment on the movie.

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