luni, 17 iunie 2019

Franco Zeffirelli RIP

Zeffirelli now :( He was 96. Opera director, formerly a stage designer. In Romania they loved him because his early films were shown in cinemas, Romeo and Juliet -1968, was ahuge hit. so was Taming of the Shrew, He also filmed in Romania, what was to be his last film, Callas Forever, in 1992. Then The Champ-1979 who made me cry as a child, disover Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and the blond kid Ricky Schroeder. Saw it with my father, cried my eyes out. I was ten. Astra cinema in Brasov.
In the video piracy age Jesus of Nazareth was a huuuuge hit. And Endless Love, with Brooke Shields and a song by Lionel Ritchie :) Then he did Hamlet in 1990 with fucken Mad Max  :)
Young Toscanni, Tea with Mussolini. Will pay a tribute at Cinemateca Patria in July.
Buon viaggio, Maestro....








marți, 28 mai 2019

sâmbătă, 25 mai 2019

Cannes 72: Jour 12- PPP -Parasite, Palme d'Or & Palmares


articolul despre ziua 11 in Cinemap aici
https://www.cinemap.ro/stire/140/jurnal-de-cannes--jour-douze-le-grand-finale
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Azi am recuperat Parazitii lui Boong Jon-Ho /  Joon Ho Bong ?/ si bine am facut, pentru ca desi auzisem de bine si foarte bine, trebuia sa il vad cu ochii mei. Il urmaresc pe regizorul corean inca de la Memories of Murder, de la The Host (cronica mea aici) i-am vazut toate filmele aici, de la segmentul de omnibus din Tokyo la Okja de acum doi ani, facut pentru Netflix, dar pe care am avut privilegiul sa il vad pe Marele Ecran. E primul regizor coreean care ia Palme d’Or, wow, in 72 de ani de Cannes ! Bravo !

Este o comedie neagra neagra, satira, cu elemente naturaliste, supra-realiste si normal, de horror, horror social si bien sur de pur cinema, despre o familie de amariti care se insinueaza in viata unei familii super-bogate, manipulind-o, cu rezultate absolut neasteptate. 
Un tur  de forta, care poate fi incadrat cumva in seria topica Boudu salavat de la inec, cu remakeul Down and Out in Beverly Hills si Borgman al olandezului Alex van Warmerdam, tot in Selectia Oficiala la Cannes in 2013, dar nec plus ultra, plus cu specific coreean. Un  regal !
Parasite va fi distribuit in Romania de Independenta Film !


Palmaresul complet aici
https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/infos-communiques/communique/articles/all-the-72nd-festival-de-cannes-awards