Friday, February 1, 2008

Historias Minimas, coming Monday!

Gaik Khoo recommends our next film...

I loved Historias Minimas. I've been recommending it for the past few years to anyone I know who's interested in Latin American cinema. Even the dog can act! Please do go and catch it. It's a fascinating glimpse into the countryside and the aspirations of a few characters: an old man who goes in search of his dog by hitching a ride, a young mother who goes to the city to claim her prize from a tv quiz show (of sorts), and a traveling salesman trying to impress a single mother with a birthday cake for her child. Even the opening scene of an eye exam is charming in itself. The old man can wag his ears (to entertain the town's kids)....I'll have to stop myself here but I really urge people to watch this film. Great character study, funny, bittersweet and heartwarming.

Historias Minimas
Carlos Sorin; Argentina, 2002, 101min

A charming and affecting tale charting the fortunes of three small town heroes pursuing their dreams, Sorin's film offfers further evidence of the richness of modern Argentinian cinema. It's a deceptively simple, yet delightful road movie about three disparate characters heading for the city of San Julian amid the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia.Gently probing the hopes and aspirations of his characters, Sorin uses the interconnected, tripartite structure to offer astute observations both on a culture relatively unscathed by modernity and on contemporary Argentina itself.
"Touching, witty, warm and wry. Beautifully performed by a cast low on experience but high on talent."
Total Film Special Prize of the Jury, San Sebastian Int Film Festival

Monday 4 Feb 8pm

HELP Univ College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Admission by membership, available at the door.

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