Sunday, July 03, 2005

Bolivian movies

Almadadenoche is commenting on bolivian movies. I am really eager to see the ones he mention there. In a previous post i mentioned two bolivian movies i saw recently. I heartily recommend El Atraco. I especially like the conversations of the main character with the university professor. They approach politics as chess, where moves have to be carefully considered and you have also to consider your position in the board, and the kind of piece you are. Another part i like is the interrogatory of Raul by Bernal, or is it the other way around? I sure must get this movie next time i go to Bolivia. I should like to watch it again.

A read a great book last week, it is called The Passion by Jeanette Winterson. A great story about passion in the times of Napoleon. Its description of Venice is so mysterious that you really want to go after you read it.

Update: El periódico La Razón has this article about two forthcoming bolivian movies. One of them is made by the same director as El Atraco, Paolo Agazzi. I want to see it!

7 Comments:

Anonymous eduardo said...

Have you seen "Dependencia Sexual"? I was impressed, even though it was a bit long..it is on DVD now.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Alexey said...

Yes, i have been impressed with it as well. I had already high expectations for it since it was in the Rotterdam film festival two years ago.

You are right about the length, i was getting a bit bored at the end :). Maybe it is too much of an oppressive atmosphere to deal with for such a long time!

Do you know of some online shop where you can order bolivian movies? My cousin is going to give me the address of cinemateca boliviana. Maybe they sell stuff.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous eduardo said...

I know you can get DS on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002ZYDQ0/qid=1120681106/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-2862651-2458537?v=glance&s=dvd

It's been tough getting Bolivian movies even bootlegged copies down there...

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Shirley Tyre said...

Very interesting.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola Alexey, me encontre con tu post de las pelis Bolivianas y recien me di cuenta q te conocia de Oruro. Es Gonzalo Cabrera del Anglo fuimos a unas olimpiadas de matematicas juntos hace anyos. Saludos...

8:06 PM  
Blogger Alexey said...

Gonzalo es una verdadera lastima que tome tanto en responder. Me alegra encontrarte, aunque no sea cara a cara. Como te va? Tienes un email para contactarte? Un abrazo.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anthony Rivero Stabley said...

Thanks for writing about films from Bolivia. Cinema is an amazing medium of expression. With that said... Bolivia deserves a greater voice. Your promotion and discussions about films being made in this country and by Bolivians is certainly important and greatly appreciated. Gracias!

Saludos-
Anthony Rivero Stabley
Bolivian born Filmmaker, Designer
http://www.supergrandefilms.com/

9:17 PM  

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