Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021) TIFF 2021

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Time is an illusion.

Albert Einstein.

It was one day in 1938. David Kurtz began shooting everyday scenes with his camera in the town of Nasielsk in Poland. Just a memory to keep from a long-awaited vacation and a trivial reminiscence of his hometown is what Kurtz imagined. Impossible to envision that those minutes of film would be immortalized by that thing that Einstein defined as an illusion. It was time that was responsible for those celluloid rolls becoming the only testament of the Nasielsk inhabitants after the Holocaust. Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021) by Bianca Stigter combines the narration with a masterful editing to deliver a film of 1 hour and 9 minutes using only David Kurtz’s original recording as a visual resource, from which only three minutes could be rescued.

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Free Fall (2021)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

September 11 of 2001 is one of those dates the world will never forget. Sadly, we remember the infamous 9/11 for all the wrong reasons. Maybe the only good thing that came out of the tragic events that unfolded that day is the resilience of the people affected directly and indirectly by the terrorist attacks that targeted various US landmarks. After all the dust was settled the movie industry was ready to look and depict this event on the big screen. With the live-action short film Free Fall (2021) the French director Emmanuel Tenenbaum focus on this subject from a different perspective.

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There Will Be Movies

There Will Be Blood (2007)

I started writing about movies in 2011 but my passion with films dates way back. As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster…Oh wait, that’s not what I meant. That was the old Henry Hill from Goodfellas (1990) taking over. But in a more serious tone as far back as I can remember I have been connected to the movies. Every aspect of my life tend to revolve around a movie line, a frame or a character. From remembering the first movie I watched on the big screen to recall what movie I was watching when my beloved father passed away.

Even when I have been expressing my opinion about films in print, radio and tv for a long time this is the first time I will be posting in English. My reviews and articles have always been in Spanish, my native tongue, but now I have decided to get out of the comfort zone and try to reach a different audience. Hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and that at some point we could say that we are going to need a bigger boat!

Movies reviews coming soon!