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I'm into fantasy, reality, vice,
El cine es un momento sagrado. Sentarse en la oscuridad frente a la pantalla es un acto de fe, es experimentar una comunicación directa con el portal de un universo paralelo por el que merodearemos solo al terminar esta vida. En el ahora, la verdadera vida se nos otorga en pequeñas dosis, al dormir y al estar frente a la pantalla, solo en dichos momentos se alcanza la perfecta comunión con el demiurgo y su peculiar creación, y se nos prepara para el sueño eterno.
To live inside a fable, where we can play with time, places and sentiments, a perfect sphere of existence that can only be reached in dreams is a pleasant thought we all cinephiles love to have. As mere mortals, or the infants we still are, we have two ways to conquer that fantasy world, we can either sleep, or we can enter and sit in a dark room, operate a machine and enjoy the ride while we are awake.
All the forms of art are affluents that flow into an infinitely vast ocean called cinema, where all other arts end...this one begins.
It is the seventh art, the art of the 20th century, the art that crosses borders, religions, languages, ethnicities and economical backgrounds. It is formed by image and sound; the same stuff that dreams are made of...
If Marco Ferreri, Dino Risi and Pedro Almodovar had a son, he would be an Argentinian named Damian Szifron. Each segment packs a sinister and hilarious punch and satirises social classes, justice, burocracy and marriage. Delightfully macabre.
It is quite bold to dissect and compress formative years in cinema, the moments that shape a person, but even more challenging is be able to make us care. Is Richard Linklater having a midlife crisis? I don't know, and I am not putting that in derogatory terms, but it seems to me the guy just pour his soul into this project, like he had no other alternative than crafting a cinematic testament before his time is up, one last shot at eulogizing his (and everybody's) life, the little snippets that made his career and public persona a prime example of a bard, an entrepreneur, self taught, uncompromising filmmaker. That is a true artistic voice, someone to look up to. I found myself smiling and also sobbing through moments where a word, a song, or a silent glance gently whispered in my ear "this is your life too" "come and see your reflection" and it's been quite a while since I felt that way attending a film, watching how a film cares to give his audience more than what they bargained for, a glimpse of truth, bravado, a search for questions and answers, an intimate and respectful communion, a celebration of the ordinary. That is how I conclude I had witnessed a masterpiece unfolding in front of my eyes, and that makes me hopeful for the present and future of cinema.
At first, the plot is disguised as a drama, then it makes way for black comedy and satire, unraveling a logic-defying third act. The slick visuals, the exploration of the dark underbelly of suburban america, the power and deceptiveness of the media and compelling performances make up for the lack of verosimilitude of its final stages. An eerie dissection of marriage.