Friday, October 2, 2009

Sitges calling...

Check out this fantastic poster for an equally stunning film.  AMER, by first time feature directing team Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani plays The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia this year.  It's a beautiful, haunting film described thusly:

Desire has always been linked to one’s look. And cinema too. Luis Buñuel knew that very well when he filmed the short of a razor over an eye with a detail shot. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani recover this image in an experimental film with immaculate style. Someone watches a girl through a keyhole. The wind lightly lifts a woman’s skirt as a group of men look on. The fantasy of a dress tearing. Composed of fragments –of eyes, lights, shadows, gestures— and without dialogues, Amer delves into the life of Ana, always halfway between the real and the imaginary. A film of sensations, always shot skin-deep.

I wish I was in Spain to see this film again, but on the big screen where it's sure to transfix it's audience.  Hell, I wish I was in Spain for a lot of reasons!  Check out this year's line up here.

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