Limitless Cinema in Broken English

June 18, 2009

PLAYING THE VICTIM (KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:38 pm

FILMS SEEN IN THE WORLD COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL

In roughly preferential order

1.PLAYING THE VICTIM (2006, Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia, A+)

2.CERTIFIABLY JONATHAN (2008, Jim Pasternak, USA, A+)

3.BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY (2008, Edwin, Indonesia, A+)

Wise Kwai wrote about this film here
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/06/world-comedy-film-festival-capsule.html

4.CHEESE HEAD (2006, Ariel Winograd, Argentina, A+)

5.STEALTH (2008, Lionel Baier, France, A+)

6.EAGLE VS SHARK (2008, Taika Waititi, New Zealand, A+)

7.KINNUNEN (2007, Andri Luup, Estonia, A+)

8.DRIVING TO ZIGZIGLAND (2006, Nicole Ballivian, USA/Palestine, A+)

9.WELCOME TO THE STICKS (2008, Dany Boon, France, A+)

10.KIDNAPPING, CAUCASIAN STYLE (1967, Leonid Gaidai, Soviet, A)

11.OPERATION Y AND OTHER SHURIK’S ADVENTURES (1965, Leonid Gaidai, Soviet, A)

12.FRIDAY 12 (2009, Vladimir Zaikin, Russia, B+)

13.LOVE MATTERS (2009, Jack Neo + Gilbert Chan, Singapore, B+)

14.SKILLS LIKE THIS (2008, Monty Miranda, Canada, B-)

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1 Comment »

  1. This is my reply to my friends in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/06/playing-victim-kirill-serebrennikov.html

    –Merveillesxx, I wish I had time to see SILENT WEDDING. There are so many events to attend in June.

    I think it is highly likely that you may like PLAYING THE VICTIM, because the film has some elements of Michael Haneke in it. Its ending is quite predictable, though, but it ends the way I want it.

    –Wisekwai, I think it depends on which definition of COMEDY you choose to use. Some of these films are not real comedies, but I love them all the same. In my personal opinion, I would like to define COMEDY as “any kind of film which has some comedic parts in it”, so the world comedy film festival can include any great films which have a little bit of comedic parts in them, such as BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY. I really support that the World Comedy Film Festival uses the broadest definition of comedy. This festival reminds me of the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival last year, which showed some great documentaries which are not really experimental. I love film festivals like these—they focus on showing great films, instead of focusing on “definition”.

    –CERTIFIABLY JONATHAN made me laugh a lot. As for some other films, they might not make me laugh out loud, but they made me “feel good” or “have a good mood”, which is what I expect from great comedies.

    Comment by celinejulie — June 20, 2009 @ 1:11 am


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