Saturday, 24 December 2016

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 9: Mon Jan 9

El Aura (Bielinsky, 2005): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.15pm

This 35mm screening is part of the 'Cinematic Jukebox' season at the Prince Charles. You can find the full details here.

Chicago reader review:
Argentinean writer-director Fabian Bielinsky made only two features before dying of a heart attack at age 47, but they're both masterful in their gripping storytelling. Nine Queens (2000), a hugely entertaining tale of scam artists in Buenos Aires, anticipated Argentina's economic crisis and was vastly superior to Criminal, the 2004 remake produced by Steven Soderbergh. The Aura (2005) also involves a scam, but the story unfolds with a minimum of dialogue as an epileptic taxidermist (Ricardo Darin), stranded in the wilds of Patagonia during a hunting trip, intuitively works his way into an elaborate casino heist. The moody ambience suggests noir writers David Goodis and Jim Thompson, though the reported inspiration was Deliverance.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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