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Vivan las Antipodas! Reviews

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½ January 11, 2015
Beautifully made and shot, poetically contrasting and perfectly mundane yet speaks so much about the world.
June 5, 2014
they say opposites attract
November 22, 2013
The director is a bit behind the times; check Smithsonian channel for more current and engaging approaches to similar material.

One line summary: Well-shot, but boring.


The film has four parts, one for each pair of antipodal points examined.

One: Entre Rios, Argentina and Shanghai, China.

Argentina alternated between great beauty and straight out boring; Shanghai was both beautifully shot and repellent.

Two: Chilean Patagonia and Lake Baikal in Russia

Prosaic lives versus prosaic lives; in both cases, set against majestic landscapes almost devoid of human life. Great camera work.

Three: Big Island, Hawaii and Kubu, Botswana

Both dreadfully ugly.

Four: Miraflores, Spain and Castle Point, New Zealand

Thank God, there is an end to this. The upside down video has my teeth on edge by this point. More of the same, only less interesting. Sawing up the dead whale was not a plus, nor was the footage of digging a hole and pushing the corpse in.


Cinematography: 10/10 Excellent. Watch this in high definition if at all possible.

Sound: 8/10 Sparse, but well done.

Acting: z/10 Not applicable.

Screenplay: 5/10 The transition from one point to its antipodal point given by sky down ground up was amusing the first time, but immediately lost its charm thereafter. Some of the juxtapositions were amusing, others were just boring.
May 25, 2013
Saw this at the 2012 international film festival. Simply beautiful
September 13, 2012
the inventive camera movements and breath taking images, make this en experience worth taking. pretty to look at. might have been shorter though..
½ August 11, 2012
This was by far, without a doubt, the most boring, disappointing and time wasting film ever to hit the cinema. The film clocks in at 1 hour 40 minutes, most of which has no dialogue, is comprised of thirty to a minute long scenes of trivial nothingness, and is plagued with the worst score of any movie ever. An utterly embarrassing 'movie,' this ridiculous excuse for a picture is not even worth two minutes of screen time. The dry jokes only make it worse, too. 0/10
June 27, 2012
Mesmerizing documentary exploring what connects and divides the Antipodal points of the Planet.
June 26, 2012
This documentary, my fifth pick of Edinburgh 2012, succeeds in illustrating the stunning beauty of nature in it's many forms and in showcasing the extreme lives of people around the globe. Whilst the score is at times frustrating, it is used to good effect as a link between the comparative antipodes. Some scenes flag and seem pointless, but others soar and provide real emotional clout. A truly relaxing and insightful film.
June 10, 2012
Captivating story about the beauty of the world, people and animals. Wonderful shots and accompanying music. Minus one star for the length.
½ May 27, 2012
Pretty, though can send you to sleep
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