Wednesday, September 30, 2009



1.AURORA (2009, Adolfo B. Alix, Jr., Philippines, A+/A)

2.JAMILA AND THE PRESIDENT (2009, Ratna Sarumpaet, Indonesia, B+)



1.CASTRO (2009, Alejo Moguillansky, Argentina, A+++++++++++++++)

ชอบหนังเรื่องนี้เพราะเป็นหนังที่ตัวเองรู้สึกจูนติดกับมันมากที่สุด ตัวละครทุกตัวเหมือนเป็นบ้า และทำอะไรผิดหลักตรรกะตั้งแต่ต้นจนจบเรื่อง สาเหตุหลักๆที่ทำให้ชอบหนังเรื่องนี้มีอยู่สองอย่าง อย่างแรกก็คือชอบความขี้เล่นของมัน ตัวละครในหนังวิ่งเถิดเทิงไล่จับกันอย่างแทบไม่มีสาเหตุตั้งแต่ต้นจนจบ เราดูแล้วก็เลยนึกถึงความสุขที่ได้รับในวัยเด็กตอนที่เราวิ่งเล่นไล่จับกับเพื่อนๆพร้อมกับคิดเกมสมมุติอะไรต่างๆขึ้นมาเล่นกันเอง คือพฤติกรรมวิกลจริตของตัวละครในหนังเรื่องนี้มันเหมือนกับอยู่ในเกมสมมุติที่เราเคยเล่นหรืออยากเล่นในวัยเด็กน่ะ ส่วนสาเหตุที่สองที่ทำให้ชอบหนังเรื่องนี้ก็คือว่า มันทำให้เราตั้งคำถามกับตัวเองว่า เราต้องการหางาน, หาเงิน, หาคนรักเก่า, หาคนรักใหม่, หาที่พักใหม่ หรือกระเสือกกระสนมีชีวิตอยู่ต่อไปเพื่ออะไร บางทีการที่เราพยายามจะมีชีวิตอยู่ต่อไป หรือทำสิ่งต่างๆเพื่อให้ได้มาซึ่งปัจจัยสี่เพื่อที่จะได้มีชีวิตอยู่ต่อไป อาจจะเป็นสิ่งที่ไร้สาระทั้งเพเหมือนตัวละครในหนังเรื่องนี้ก็เป็นได้

2.IMBURNAL (2008, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Philippines, A++++++++++)

3.REDEMPTION (2009, Sabrina Wulff, documentary, Germany, A++++++++++)

4.THE SEARCH (2009, Pema Tseden, China, A++++++++++)

5.JERICHOW (2008, Christian Petzold, Germany, A++++++++++)

6.DOUBLE TAKE (2009, Johan Grimonprez, Belgium, A+++++)

7.THE TIME THAT REMAINS (2009, Elia Suleiman, Palestine, A+++++)

8.EVERYONE ELSE (2009, Maren Ade, Germany, A+)

9.NE CHANGE RIEN (2009, Pedro Costa, Portugal, A+)

10.BUTTERFLIES HAVE NO MEMORIES (2009, Lav Diaz, Philippines, A+)

11.DOGTOOTH (2009, Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, A+)

12.35 SHOTS OF RUM (2009, Claire Denis, France, A+)

13.INDEPENDENCIA (2009, Raya Martin, Philippines, A+)

14.CHOCOLATE (2009, Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysia, A+)

15.FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI (2008, Ian Olds, USA, documentary, A+)

16.INLAND (2008, Tariq Teguia, Algeria, A+)

17.SEPET (2004, Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysia, A+)

18.KOMA (2009, Naomi Kawase, Japan, A+)

19.LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS (2009, Hong Sangsoo, South Korea, A+)

20.ADRIFT (2009, Thac Chuyen Bui, Vietnam, A+/A)

21.AURORA (2009, Adolfo B. Alix, Jr., Philippines, A+/A)

22.THE QUEEN AND I (2008, Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Sweden, documentary, A+/A)

23.THE STRENGTH OF WATER (2009, Armagan Ballantyne, New Zealand, A)

24.MANILA (2009, Raya Martin + Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines, A)

25.ALTIPLANO (2009, Peter Brosens + Jessica Woodworth, Belgium, A-/B+)

26.JAMILA AND THE PRESIDENT (2009, Ratna Sarumpaet, Indonesia, B+)


FILMSICK said...

film i worship in BKIFF (due to the new way , courages ,challenging) 1.IMBURNAL 2. IN THE HOUSE OF STRAW 3.HUACHO 4.DOUBLE TAKEcoru

celinejulie said...

I wish I could see IN THE HOUSE OF STRAW and HUACHO. I think IMBURNAL is interesting. What I like about this film includes:

1.The film may be as slow as films by Lav Diaz or Raya Martin, but the film still has different feelings from them. This film has interesting form, or style, or structure, though its form/style/structure is not as strange or as unique as Raya Martin's films. The film also presents the lives of rural people as convincingly as Lav Diaz's films, but IMBURNAL doesn't touch me by "stories of cruelty" like Lav Diaz's films. IMBURNAL touches me in a different way.

2.The blurred images. Many images in this film are blurred at the left and right side, but the middle of the images is clear. I think this is strange, but it makes this film look a bit like watercolored paintings.

3.The scene in which an old man finds a shirtless muscular man floating down the water. This scene is enigmatic.

4.The bizarre love triangle scene in the sewer

5.The scene in which Gigi masturbates, while we hear the voices of the children

6.The way the lives of these people are represented. It seems the director doesn't try to overstate the problems nor ignore them.

7.The scene of that shirtless young guy on the roof

8.The film makes me feel that no matter you decide to jump or not, you will fall down to death.

9.Each character in this film seems to live a life with no escape, no "better tomorrow", no "hope", but the film also shows the beauty and the happiness in their lives. The film balances very well between the sadness and small pleasures in life.

10.The film makes me feel that its characters are real human beings, full of flesh and blood, minds and souls, and the film achieves this without using "story".

FILMSICK said...

To me IMBURNAL was very unique film eventhough it capture the poverty , slums and everyfay life of teen boys and girls who always talk about sex and taking drugs but the films have no intention to point to us and teach ‘ It’s bad , they ‘re poor it ‘s a social problem blah blah blah…’ I can truly say the movie is capturing the beauty .It capture the beautiful moment of the teens the moment that they’re all relax , the moment of bliss
This is the scene that I feel it was a moment of bliss
1. the masturbation scene
2. the scene that girls talk about their sex with boyfriends
3.the scene that GIGI fall asleep the camera capture her face we can see even her saliva
4.the scene that two boys catch the cockroaches
5.the sex scene in the boat?
6.the scene that they ‘re walking in cemetery
7.the scene that GIGI drink with the boy

I love the way the director cut the film it one way it look like an amateur film but it was very strange and touching

I think the shore scene is very fabulous it just ‘out of the blue’ scene it was surreal and to me I think the scene doesn’t order by time the first part (the bald guy floating ) maybe the last things that happen (I’m not quite sure about this) and I love the darkness (fo4 5-6 minutes) between the scene very much

I think thi film have two kind of feeling get along together first the beautiful moment and then the pain like in the scene to guy wearing underwear and smoking cigarette it was bliss then it hurt when one of the guy asking for sex as same as the scene the boy catch the cockroaches after that they bath it!

I think it have sense of homosexual extravagant in all scene especially the end of the film and to me Rabut maybe a homosexual guy in this film too

I wish I have time to write a long article in thai

celinejulie said...

Why do you think Rabat is homosexual? Why do you think the end of the film has homosexual feelings? Actually I can't distinguish between Rabat and Allen in this film. I can't tell who is who, and I can't tell what each one of them does in the film. In this film I can identify only Gigi and Laws (because of the underwear scene). Hahaha.

The old guy who whispers to the bald muscular guy also whispers to another sleeping character in the film, but now I can't remember what happens next. Do you remember what happens after the second whispering?

FILMSICK said...

the boy on second whisper is Rabat .He's the one who 'd never have sex adn just wandering around alone to me he's refering to the boy Allen the one who didn't die maybe he's the same guy

i can't describe why i think it was very homosexual but to me i think the way the movie gazing and atmosphere of the film lead me to

i think the movie goes in bordeline between beauty and cruel good and evil and yeas heterosexual and homosexual