Sunday 16 May 2010

David Gillam reports from Cannes Film Festival: Aurora

The most interesting film I've seen is Cristian (Death of Mr Lazarescu) Puiu's Aurora that succeeds in something quite unusual - making murder totally mundane.

Again it is 3 hours long. For the vast majority of that time nothing happens. A man skulks around Bucharest doing mundane chores, sometimes spying on people. Halfway through he murders 4 people in quick succession - and then carries on as before.

Extraordinary and ordinary woven seamlessly together.

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