6 ago. 2011

Secrets of the Heart / Secretos del corazón

Montxo Armendáriz, 1997.

Neither of us liked this film that much. It's about a little boy in 1960s Spain discovering that people have sex. One of those coming of age films we've all seen. He keeps discovering this in seemingly random ways. The film promises a big secret revelation, but we get this revelation about half way into the film, and then it meanders after that, overplaying the "through the eyes of innocents" cliché. There is a subplot about the boy and his older brother starring in a school play.

2 comentarios:

Spanish prof dijo...

Have you seen Lucrecia Martel's "La cienaga"? You may like it.

Jonathan dijo...

No, I haven't seen it. I'll look for it.