Monday, October 17, 2011
Oliver Laxe has only one film to his credit so far, but YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS (TODOS VÓS SODES CAPITÁNS)--a combination of narrative and documentary techniques filmed in stunning black-and-white (by Ines Thomsen) at the service of a very slight tale that nonetheless seems to offer a lot of buried possibilities-- has already attracted some attention on the critical front (it won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes).
history. I sug-gest clicking on this "history" link and reading what the filmmaker has to say about himself and his project -- though maybe after you've seen the film. His words explain quite well where he comes from (literally & figura-tively) and what he was attempting. You'll then be able to determine whether he has succeeded.
Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) -- opens for its week-long run this Wednesday, October 19, at New York's Anthology Film Archives. Showings are daily at 7:15 and 9pm, with 5:30pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for directions to AFA; here to purchase tickets. The film will also play at NWFF in Seattle this November 18 through 23. Click here for more information on its Pacific-Northwest run.