Saturday, December 18, 2010
SCN: Static art from Lluís Galter in his fledgling film CARACREMADA
director Lluís Galter (shown below) gets a lot of mileage out of quiet, self-contained cinematog-raphy in which each shot acts as exposi-tion. The composition of this artful photog-raphy (the cinematog-rapher is another first-timer, Jordi Figueras) is both beautiful and severe, and initially this art pulled TrustMovies into the film and held him. For awhile. CARACREMADA, the title of Galter's movie, doubles as the nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard (Franco's fascist-leaning police force) to the film's leading character, Ramon Vila Capdevila, a resistence fighter who remained one well after the Spanish Civil War was over and a nasty "peace" reigned over the land.
Walter Reade Theater during Spanish Cinema Now: Tuesday, December 21 at 3:15. The film does not seem to me the kind of movie that U.S. distributors will be knocking down doors to grab, but you never know: It could turn up eventually on DVD.
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