Review by Camilo Bohórquez (@cabobe). Translation from Spanish language by Sandra Milena Ríos (@sandritamrios)
Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is one of the most popular and beloved characters from comic world. Its first appearance in film industry was in 2002 under the direction by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire. Thanks to this film and others like “Blade” by Stephen Norrington and “X-Men” by Bryan Singer Hollywood, realized about great potential to produce superheros films by taking advantages of technological advances in special effects, besides the opportunity to tell great stories based on comic books.
Based on novel “Fingersmith” by british writer Sara Waters, this is one of the best psychological thrillers of modern cinema.
If Waters could write a work where blends gothic with thriller in the middle of Victorian time, the same novel in the hands of genius Par Chan-wook is a film adaptation unclassifiable, where many genres work in perfect harmony, something really hard to get.
Yesterday X500 won the Audience Award at Lefko International Film Festival in Greece and this weekend opens in some theaters in Colombia.
Juan Andres Arango has released his second feature film – after his debut with “La Playa DC” that was exhibited in “Uncertain Regard” in Cannes 2012 -, where he shows us another story about young boys, an urban story that talks about displacement and the necessity to claim a space into an external environment.
Elia K. Schneider is the director who has taken this story into big screen that is inspired on Tamara Adrian, the first transgender deputy in Venezuela and an important activist por sexual minorities and women in Latin America.
The film has just received 9 nominations at MIFF Awards organized by Milan International Film Festival and Leonardo Da Vinci Film Society.
Movie stars and during first minutes we see a tired man who walks stooped, disheveled, with gray hair and wrinkles on his face, his eyes are just speaking about how hopelessness he feels. He doesn’t sleep and drinks alcohol a lot in an attempt to cope with the grief. Now, he has an ordinary job, trying to raise money. When arrives to home receives claims from the man who is taking care to his old and now senile friend. The years gone by and what once was one of the most important mutants in universe has left. That man we are seeing is Logan, known as Wolverine in the past.
Around eight years took Victor Gaviria to develop his new feature film. Since “Sumas y Restas” released in 2005 we hadn’t watched anything from this Colombian director whose complete filmography has been in most important film festivals.
After premiere The Animal’s Wife in Toronto, Gaviria is ready to release his last movie in Colombian theaters next 9th March. Before of that, it will be also broadcasted a documentary (Searching for the Animal) about the filming and story on TV (and once a week during the rest of this month).