El incendio (2015)

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El incendio: Directed by Juan Schnitman. With Pilar Gamboa, Juan Barberini. Lucía and Marcelo are thirty years old. They are carrying a hundred thousand dollars in cash to pay for their new house. But something comes up for the real estate agent and the signing of the papers is postponed. Tense and filled with frustration, they head back to their old apartment and put the money away in a safe place. Marcelo says to her: “Relax, today’s just another day”. Throughout the 24 hours of wait, the true nature of the love between Lucía and Marcelo unveils, as well as the crisis they are in and the violence within themselves. The film narrates these 24 hours of unbearable tension.

“A quiet series of seamless long takes and tracking shots of a coupleu0026#39;s unhealthy relationship and state in life. This is a hell of a character-driven film to just watch alone. A lot is said without words, though, so thereu0026#39;s quite a bit to take in from (probably) every scene. By the end, I felt like I knew the two characters on a deeper level than expected.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e(significantly easier to read on my blog)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enThings I Like:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e1) Da tensionu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e2) How both partners are hiding thingsu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e3) Da cinematographyu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e4) Dat sex sceneu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e5) Da hugu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e6) How much sense the opening scene makes by the endu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e7) The end credits songsu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enSide Notes:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s a scene in which something is casually revealed to the audience. All Iu0026#39;ll say about it is that I played it back after it ended and was left wondering how common it is.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe last third of this film is a trip, and I donu0026#39;t get the ending.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTo my surprise, itu0026#39;s on Amazon Prime (sub). Again, totally not sponsoring anybody. Just happened to notice while going through my process.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enSlight Spoilers From Here On:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enHonestly, I feel bad for him. She seems to have some degree of issues that a therapist could help resolve while he has problems and no one to hold him.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eConsidering what happens with the one who helped her after the incident and bothered to wait for her to finish, Iu0026#39;m going to conclude that sheu0026#39;s the type of person that simply cannot be in a healthy relationship for whatever reason (relevant School of Life: u0026quot;Why Nice People Are Scaryu0026quot;).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis film has one of the best sex scenes Iu0026#39;ve seen. Fully captured. Unapologetic. And with a degree of realism. Dat aftermath, tho. 👌u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enFavorite Line:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Iu0026#39;ll try to change.u0026quot;”

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