Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

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Rating Title/Year Author
Negative Numbers (2019) Daniel Reigosa A juvenile detention center in Tbilisi... is the ideal setting to reflect the criminal culture ingrained in the former USSR's prisons, that endures well beyond the fall of communism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Violeta Kovacsics Themes are stated and underlined, even thought this is at the cost of nuance. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
() Àngel Quintana The character Irina explains with great lucidity... the controversies regarding social intolerance in rich countries. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
Motherland (2019) Violeta Kovacsics [Filmmaker Tomas Vengris] takes pains to reaffirm the boy's curious and quiet point of view. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
Son of Sofia (2017) Felipe Rodríguez Torres A work that combines equal parts a magnified realism... and a magical fairy tale realism. [Full review in Spanish EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
Central Airport THF (2018) Javier Rueda An exhaustive study of a place, its spaces and the people who inhabit it. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
Love Me Tender (2019) Cristina Aparicio A magical (and painful) story of survival. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
Ivana the Terrible (2019) Carlos Losilla Identifies the director and character names in order to tell a personal odyssey, but also to experiment with the sheer pleasure of storytelling. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Chupacabra (2020) Jaime Pena Routine. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
Simon Chama (2020) Cristina Aparicio The filmmaker is tremendously consistent with the reality she portrays. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
La Última Primavera (2020) Jaime Pena [The Gabarre-Mendozas'] performance is nothing more than a representation of their own life. And they do it with an astonishing naturalness. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Umibe no Kanojotachi (2020) Jaime Pena An annoying conservatism lies underneath, a filmmaker who shows his calligraphic expertise but who does not want to risk unknown paths. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
The Delivered (2019) Carlos Losilla Excess always needs a balance, something that the film loses in a too hasty and gimmicky second part. But this is also where Fanny Lye Deliver'd... is clearly shown for what it is: a wild pastiche. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
Nueve Sevillas (2020) Enric Albero Could be seen as a filmographic update of the seminal Vivir en Sevilla (1978). [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
Um Fio de Baba Escarlate (2020) Enric Albero A captivating film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
Pa'trás Ni Pa'tomar Impulso (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres A protagonist..., like the objective and the gaze of Pérez García, acts as the vortex that allows the work to oscillate and stagger, without stumbling, between documentary and fiction. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
If It Were Love (2020) Enric Albero Austrian director Patric Chiha makes the camera melt with the piece's rhythms. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Malmkrog (2020) Carlos Losilla Malmkrog is a vast artifact, a universe unto itself, an unanswered question. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Kill It and Leave This Town (2020) Enric Albero A sincere, heartbreaking exorcism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Carlos Losilla Stark, but also, at times, somewhat disoriented. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Rascal (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres A chilling twist... brings deep layers of meaning to the protagonist's hidden and emptied personality. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
An Unusual Summer (2020) Enric Albero [Makes] a domestic recording reach, at times, the heights of the most refined melodrama. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Lola (2019) Fernando Bernal A courageous approach to a current topic, with a strong emotional intensity that is transmitted through Mya Bollaers' extraordinary performance. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Notturno (2020) Carlos Losilla It's in those moments of modesty that Notturno lives up to its title: a collection of images about uprooting. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
February (2020) Carlos Losilla The only thing that can serve as a consolation is the film's narrative and conceptual freedom, which... [launches] launch itself into a fascinating abyss. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Honey Cigar (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres [Director Kamir] Ainouz knows how to convey some truly dramatic changes [while] avoiding sensationalisms that enable the evolution and maturity of his main character. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Nación (2020) Enric Albero Many other women... will see themselves in this film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
DAU. Natasha (2020) Carlos Losilla There is emotion and truth in it, from a brutal and ruthless perspective that is not too common in today's cinema [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Sweat (2020) Carlos Losilla Magdalena Kolesnik's energetic performance [is] a real discovery. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
For the Time Being (2020) Enric Albero [The scenes] confirm the delicate culmination of acclimatization. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Fucking with Nobody (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres One of the most instinctively free and wild works seen so far in SEFF 2020: Nuevas Olas. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Ammonite (2020) Carlos Losilla The appearance of the film is sober and restrained, but it goes beyond that typically British neatness when it comes to addressing the nineteenth century on a few occasions. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) Carlos Losilla May be one of the most evocative films in an official section already laden with surprises and discoveries. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
() Felipe Rodríguez Torres [Warps] (in a good way) the traditional structure. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
() Felipe Rodríguez Torres The film ends up diverting, in its two subsequent segments, to a kind of polarization in the representation of the drama that took place. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Apples (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres Goes far beyond... philosophical disquisitions. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Karen (2021) Carlos Losilla Restrained and content and yet always immersed in quiet emotion... One of the really important Spanish films of the year. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
La Vida Era Eso (2020) Carlos Losilla Hopefully David Martín de los Santos' future films... forgets some of those rhetorical ornaments that it doesn't need at all. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Hét Kis Véletlen (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres More concerned with the shot's value and composition as a unique element and indifferent to the unity of the whole. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres A multifaceted and abstract collage, with infinite interpretations. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Conference (2020) Felipe Rodríguez Torres As perverse as it is strangely purifying. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Walking on Cinema (2020) Enric Albero A heartfelt tribute. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
En Route pour le Milliard (2020) Enric Albero Becomes epic at times. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
() Felipe Rodríguez Torres A reverse-negative Neverland. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
El Año del Descubrimiento (2020) Carlos Losilla A fascinating temporal game. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Enric Albero David France's documentary is like an emergency heart surgery. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Little Girl (2020) Enric Albero The most admirable thing about this film... is the access to family intimacy that [filmmaker Sébastien] Lifshitz achieves and the respect with which he treats all members. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Siberia (2019) Carlos Losilla The result could have been catastrophic, an egocentric trip... On screen, however, it ends up being [Abel Ferrara's] riskiest film at least since Pasolini (2014). [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
() Felipe Rodríguez Torres Françoise Truffaut's Jules et Jim with the naturalistic warmth of Eric Rohmer's summertime. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
200 Meters (2020) Fernando Bernal [An] odyssey. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020