This is a beautifully wrought, endlessly thought-provoking film, complemented by Alberto Iglesias's fabulous score. The two leads are superb: as Jota, Nancho Nova is both fey and hypnotic while Elisa (Emma Suárez) is wonderfully whimsical. Not surprisingly, it garnered a whole heap of awards, from Best Foreign Film at Cannes to Best Score at the Goya Awards. And the significance of the title? Red squirrels are, apparently, quick and cunning creatures; just like human beings.
On the DVD: The Red Squirrel is presented in Dolby Digital original Spanish soundtrack with option of English subtitles and anamorphic widescreen print. The usual stuff is on offer as special features, including trailers for other world cinema films, filmographies of the director and two leading characters, and a concise but considered analysis of the plot.--Harriet Smith
its taken me a long time to discover Julio Medem [ as I hated room in Rome I avoided his films ] but now I am hooked by their quality of story telling , humour , sex and oddity . Read morePublished 12 months ago by cartoon
A beautiful film where one lie quickly starts to escalate into many lies and where ones does not know who is deceiving who!! Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2011 by Darcy
As in Usual Suspects, it would be a shame to give too much about this movie. I'll just say that me and my flatmate enjoyed the movie very much.Published on 1 May 2011 by superfrog
Every now and then you watch a film almost by accident. I read about The Red Squirrel and forgot about it, watched the trailer and that was so bad that I didn't equate the two as... Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2009 by Mingo Bingo