De belles images ne suffisent pas à exprimer la profondeur du personnage de Nona. Le choix d'alterner avec des prises argentiques est certes beau, mais je n'ai pas senti de cohérence spéciale à celles-ci, ou de propos réel, ce qui est dommage. Cela m'a juste donné l'impression de changer de film, et malheureusement a cassé le rythme. Une femme incendiaire c'est une idée attirante, si j'avais pu mieux la comprendre.
Combining sharp images and crisp sound design, the film starts off with a playful introduction of Nona, a mysterious pyromaniac who recounts different experiences of her anarchistic life. Switching between wide-screen shots and more grainy film footage, instead of stitching these together into a rich cinematic tapestry the result feels disjointed and repetitive, a single idea unnecessarily stretched to a full film.
I loved the insight in the life of an elderly woman, which enhances a new line of female beauty, the one that relies in experience, wilfulness and desire to play despite the age. I really appreciated the use of various recording styles. Too bad for the movie rythm, several scenes were too slow.
Filmes con su cuota de experimentación que dan paso a la sorpresa, a sus pequeños momentos poéticos, a la expectativa y también al develamiento del carácter de un personaje. El trabajo visual presenta matices variados, con lo que el argumento se puede dinamizar. La mezcla entre el personaje íntimo y otro, más público está bien balanceado.
Şilili yönetmen Camila José Donoso’nun büyükannesi etrafında dönen film, yaralı bir kuşağın, yangın çıkarma-kundaklama hastalığının ki pyromania diye bilinir, deneysel draması. Josefina / Nona, Pinochet rejimi altında yaşadıklarının gölgesinde, molotof kokteyli yaptığı zamanları özlüyor gibi. Nona biraz Gloria filmini ve Gloria'yı anımsatıyor ama sadece o kadar. Bu haliyle bir belgesel-kurmaca melezi o kadar.
A bizarre little piece about a pyromaniac pensioner. A notably quiet film given the premise. Visually arresting, I'll give it that. The home video blended with slick cinematography is an interesting approach to evoking realism in fiction, but doesn't achieve much here. The biggest issue is not aesthetics however. Who is Nona? 86 minutes spent with her (at least 20 of which could be cut) yet I know fuck all about her.
I get the sense that there's something worthwhile here, and there's something deliberately kept slightly hidden for most of the runtime (until it is explicitly stated), but this just didn't work for me. I wasn't interested, engaged, or entertained enough by it, and I expected at least one of those sensations.
Not sure why but I could not really get into this film as a whole though I was sure I'd like it. Strange to see this woman chatting so nonchalantly with locals at her summer home location, directly affected by the life-destroying forest fires that ravaged Chile (and other parts of the world) about affected local homes. Mad. Otherwise she's not really interesting enough to stay watching. It's a bit indulgent.
An interesting chraracter study of a confident old lady who lives before, through and after the Pinochet-era. The narration is unconventional: Donoso combines deeply personal footage of her grandmother with play-acted scenes. The different camera technologies utilized go hand in hand with the characters experiences. However, I felt like that I could not get every allusion the film presents, as I am not from Chile.
I just can't stop thinking how painfully slow this movie feels, or how pretty much everything could have been recounted differently. Both the beautifully colored digital shots&abstract/intimate home video instances lost something very important in this marriage. Yet the premise, the technique and the colours in this are so so promising! I really need to see the director follow up on this, mastering her own language.
An exploration into the depths of loneliness, desire and ageing, in the company a magnetic parafictional character whose stubbornness to hold on to a particular way of life is at once annoying and amusing. The combination of low- and high-quality shots adds an aesthetic variety which compliments Nona's multi-faceted personality. Her obsession with fires is another piece of the puzzle, thankfully unresolved.
Seemed like an innovative experiment not always interesting to watch, when i previewed the film. Whem i actually started watching, it turned out to be very rewarding, with no tiresome moments, which i expected after the preview. To know the fact that this film is not about the plot, is very helpful before watching.