7 out 10.  As 3 principais activistas presas são nos mostradas aos olhos de familiares e próximos. E também vemos bastantes imagens dos acontecimentos mais relevantes e da sua preparação. Especial atenção para os momentos em tribunal.

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7 out 10.  Tive dificuldade em aceitar a imparcialidade desta “estória”, pois para além de ser um grande exemplo de que quem segura a camera tem no fim o maior poder, o retrato do “outro lado” é muito simplista na sua diabolização. Os vilões parecem demasiados “maus” e estúpidos para serem plausíveis… mas enfim, não seria de certeza o objectivo aqui fazer de “jornalistas”.

Mas como ferramenta de sensibilização e mobilização pela emoção, é bem conseguido.

 

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7 out 10. Indignados na praça do Sol. Observação e escuta de vários discursos de dentro do campo.

O filme acabou por duplicar a duração, pois uma nova edição tinha de ser feita após os acontecimentos de Setembro.

 

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7 out 10. directorial debut of Angelina Jolie. She gets involved again in the “victims of war” subject, and uses the “predictable” storytelling techniques of Hollywood. The plot appears too black-and-white on the way it “justifies the international intervention”, but the actors save the film with their surprising good performances.

(mais…)


7 out 10. European co-production about the quest for a better life, searched by different women from different “classes”. Being enough explicit, we are shown their sexual lifes with connections to love and family.

(mais…)


Yesterday we had tickets for the opening ceremony,
Not with the “royalty” of the vips, but with the “people” at friedrich palast…
Nothing more appropriated, as the movie dealt with the last days of the French monarchy:
Les adieux à la Reine | Farewell My Queen D: Benoït Jacquot French, 100 min Competition Thu Feb 09 20:30 Friedrichstadt-Palast (D)

I had problems following the full nuance of the plot as the spoken French was difficult and my understanding of the German subtitles was not good enough.
But it seemed a more realistic approach on the life of the falling court and its followers. I heard some viewers saying that it portrayed the royalty in a very good light, paradoxly just after all the ceremony opening speeches having been very in favour of freedom and democracy…
The cast was believable, the camera gave us the feeling of stress of that troubled days, and the plot (under my reduced grasp) was interesting enough…
I’ll give it 7 out of 10

The highlight of the evening was the ceremony, and the fact that the head of festival (dieter Kosslick) brought the director (Benoït Jacquot) to us, so that we could have a live look of them just before the projection…

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