Monday, January 18, 2016
Sundance 2016: VIVA (2014) plus some reports of films we've already seen
Melodramatic and predicable turns of the plot are easily wiped aside by a cast that hits every note dead on perfect. We are moved by the characters and their plight because the actors manage to sell the story beyond what the script deserves. Because of the cast the film has a real lived in feel. I don't know when I've seen a cast this good in the last five or ten years.
I really liked this film a great deal. It's one of those films that will move you deeply and by the time the end credits roll have you wiping tears from your eyes from it's bittersweetness.
The film is playing at Sundance Friday Saturday and Monday and is a must see. (Ticket info here)
I'm told the film has been picked up by Magnolia for US release and I'm expecting a big release and a long life.
Also playing at Sundance are some films which we saw back at the New York Film Festival this past October:
Cemetery of Splendor
I should mention that I'm hoping to get some on the ground reports as well as reviews up once things happen. Keep checking back because some wonderful things may happen