Parapalos (Pin Boy) (2004) (Argentina)

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Parapalos (Pin Boy) (2004) (Argentina)

Postby hengcs » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:22 am

This movie, directed by Ana Poliak, garnered the top jury prize in the 6th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI).

It is another of those divisive movie ... you will either like it or hate it ...

Audience who like it:
-- will respect it for its homage to life as a bowling alley pinsetter ... there are attentions to details and beauty (e.g., the appealing images of falling bowling pins)! wow ...
-- will find this fictitious story paralleling a documentary work ... it seems simple, but very sincere!
-- will ponder over the depth as the movie is peppered with some philosophy of life ... embodied in the choice of characters and their daily casual conversations ... (e.g., "Everything in my life is borrowed, except for freedom.")
-- will wonder about the hint at the issues of modernization (e.g., when we sense the threat of these pinsetters being gradually replaced by automation)

Audience who hate it:
-- will complain about the "mimimalist" approach and lack of plot, if any. Nothing eventful ever happens.
-- will wonder at the importance of every single scene ... are they really necessary? or is it just to let the audience experience and walk their life ...

In sum: It is a movie that you will enjoy if you appreciate the minimalist approach.

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