Friday, November 11, 2011

Cinemanila Film Festival Reviews # 1

(The following will be a series of posts reviewing films for the 2011 Cinemanila Film Festival that just opened today, 11-11-11. There will still be round-up's however). 




This is the opening film of the film festival. I was fortunate enough to win passes to see it for free at an invitation-only screening which also served as the opening ceremony for the festival. Here's my review:

Pina (Wim Wenders) **** - Hands down, this film is the strongest justification of the existence of 3D technology in film and this is coming from someone who really liked "Avatar". This film is about the late great dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch who I was only vaguely familiar with before I've heard of this film. But you need not be a longtime Pina Bausch fan or a fan of modern dance in general in order to be enthralled and captivated by this documentary which served as a loving tribute to the woman. This is definitely a film which simply *must* be seen in 3D if not a really great high-def video screen because I can't imagine watching some sequences in this film without the 3D without losing something really significant. Wenders utilizes in such a way that it enhances the dance sequences and made you feel like you were watching an actual dance live in front of you and get every sophisticated movement and you can even sense the movements of the background dancers. This is a definitely a must-see, a stunning piece of filmmaking.


9 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Sounds like a worthwhile and interesting watch man. I'd love to be able to check this out if I could.

Orang3 said...

this is great

Mark said...

It sounds good but I can't see in 3D.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

A good 3D movie? Preposterous! Haha but I actually would really like to see this.

My 2 Pesos said...

A must-see film.

Interwebs Fails said...

Sounds good. (:

lowfrequencies said...

didn't think they would be screening this in 3D

Reilly said...

Pina is truly amazing

Bart said...

never even heard of this creation