RELEASES! We need to talk about Kevin (2011) | BASIC CLASSICS! A place in the sun (1951)

March 16, 2012

Sorry, the film post comes a little bit late but here it is with a British release and one of the films selected in the Liz Taylor’s tribute by Filmoteca Española.

Release: We need to talk about Kevin (2011)

Imitating films like “Elephant” (by Gus Van Sant) or “Bowling for Columbine” (by Michael Moore), Scottish director Lynne Ramsay presents a film about a young assasin in a school ambient. The film is directed with pulse, modern images and a good sense of the tension but the project  fails in something so important than characters, superficially drawn .

So, it is the British release of the week and has interesting aspects, like Tilda Swinton’s perfomance because it is very easy do a good work in a good film, but get it in this case, with a irregular film, it is admirable.

We need to talk about Kevin [Tenemos que hablar de Kevin]-2011 Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Screenplay: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear (Novel: Lionel Shriver)

Cast: Tilday Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Ashley Gerasimovich, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Alex Manette, Kenneth Franklin

Genre: Psycologic drama

Length: 110 min.

Synopsis: Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):


The Hollywood Reporter has written:


Basic Classics-Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor: A place in the sun (1951)

A selected compilation of the British actress Elizabeth Taylor is happening in Filmoteca Española. This saturday we can watch an important Liz’s work in Hollywood (with several Oscars) called “A place in the sun” and based on a successful best-seller called “An American tragedy” by Theodor Dreisen. Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift are an explosive combination and, if it were not enough, Shelley Winters is in the cast.

It looks like a very melodramatic and passionate film! I have not watched it but I will try to do it.

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
22:00h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 e. [Reduced: 2 e. ]

A place in the sun [Un lugar en el sol]-1951  Directed by George Stevens

Screenplay: Michael Wilson, Harry Brown (Novel: Theodore Dreiser)

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Fred Clark

Genre: Drama | Romance

Length: 122 min.

Synopsis: A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):


The New York Times has written:


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