Saturday, September 27, 2008

Film — Time Crimes (Los Cronocrímenes)

Though the Festival notes compare this low budget Spanish timetravel movie with 2005's Primer, the two take very different views on time travel.

Whereas Primer's take dissolved into ambiguity and unresolved destinies, Time Crimes takes the pre-established harmony route, and, once sucked into his closed causal looping, the unwitting Hector is sucked along by the script that he has unwittingly written for himself -- and when he tries to go off-message, well, that's when things get ever more tangled.

Tightly written and executed as mundane life just steps a little sideways into the strange. Probably the best film of the festival.

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