The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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"Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed" is subtle in the truest sense, in that it says and suggests much, and does so definitely, but through a minimum of means.
Javier Camara, best known here for his work with Pedro Almodovar, is quite good as the teacher, delivering a performance of real tenderness and depth. In Spanish with subtitles.
Ultimately good-hearted and gracefully handled enough to transcend the leisurely slightness of its material.
The actors help to bring this engaging tale to life.
An evocative portrait of a time and a place and also a subtly rewarding character study of three ordinary people in search of that extraordinary dream, a taste of freedom.
Smart and delightful ...
I assumed while, watching the film, that it represented a form of cinematic wish fulfillment.
The film takes its mood from its hero: gentle, good-humoured and tinged with melancholy. The pace is leisurely, but Antonio's openhearted kindness is so winning and charming that you won't mind the time it takes to get to the destination.
A throaway road-movie, well acted, somewhat funny, but in the end it's just pretty standard. [Full review in Spanish]
Cámara's performance is excellent, suggesting a deep melancholy that's only hinted at in the script.
While the stakes of the film may not be particularly high, you can't help but feel invested in the journey.
It's a project that could easily be weighed down with nostalgia or over-determination, but there's a generosity and humour about the performances and the direction that keep the film light and buoyant.
A Spanish film set during Beatlemania and how a Spanish teacher sets out to meet the legendary John Lennon. The subtitles I used were not entirely accurate at times but it's a great movie.
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