Monday, May 09, 2011

The past is not my jurisdiction

Last week there was another foreign film showing at the Macclesfield College, aka Learning Zone, El Secreto de Sus Ojos - the Secret in their eyes. Prefaced with tapas - prepared by the students - a film a glass of wine and a film for £6.50 - even in our straitened circumstances we can manage that! This is the trailer - there are English subtitles but you may need to turn them on (button at lower right).

This was the winner of this year's foreign film Oscar - here's Philip French's review from the Guardian:
The movie .. proceeds with immense narrative skill to cut between past, present, fictionalised memories, plausible conjecture and unverifiable accounts as it puts together a complex jigsaw linking private lives and troubled social currents over a period of a quarter of a century.
. Two interlocking stories of Argentina in the 1970's and now, carrying quite a punch on the themes of love and punishment. However, here's a review from someone who found it rather cliched. In the past 12 montths we've seen Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Jacques Audiard's A Prophet and now Campanella's Secreto de Sus Ojos from the foreign film Oscar shortlist all shown in Macclesfield.

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