Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
12
3.8 out of 5 stars
Format: DVD|Change
Price:£7.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 19 August 2012
This is a beautiful film, I was lucky enough to get tickets for the packed screening at the Karlovy Vary festival last year where it received a standing ovation. It's a wonderful comedy road trip about two brothers meeting for the first time while embarking on a cross country journey to their fathers funeral.
It's beautifully shot and has a fantastic soundtrack, if you love Spanish cinema then you should definitely check this film out.
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 50 REVIEWERon 13 January 2015
Two brothers, Miguel and Nero, are on their way to a funeral - that of their father. He was a bit of a `gad about town' and travelled the World living and loving as he pleased. On his death bed he knew he had not been exactly father of the year and so wrote to his two sons asking if they would attend his last showing on earth - he figured if he could not have given them a father they might like to get a brother instead.

They meet for the first time at a disused railway station somewhere in the middle of Spain. From there they travel across country to the funeral. Along the way they meet an assortment of characters who help to tell the story and give the brothers time to get to know each other. We also have dream sequences and talking to ghosts road bandits and it all seems perfectly natural.

Nero is one of life's fun people; he is full of positive energy and an exuberance that his newly found brother finds irritating - at best. As the journey unfolds they find they have more in common than just a wayward father.

This film has echoes of Luis Buñuel and Emir Kusturica - the music and the general bonkers nature of things are just brilliant. The language is poetic and the scenes are all filmed in such a way as to make even the most empty landscape seem bursting with vitality. It is performed in chapters and one caught my imagination as an alternative title; `the wise words of a thief and the reality of dreams'. This was written and directed as a debut by Jonathan Cenzual Burley and he also narrates and appears as a thief in the film; I can't wait to see more from him - this is one of those films that you feel better for having seen.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 March 2014
This Spanish film I found rather drawn out tedious in places though the interaction between two brothers was quite interesting at times.. .The scenes depicting the making of the film were well chosen and showed the actors enjoying themselves and appearing quite light hearted which was a light relief from the serious and rather sad young men portrayed in the film.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 December 2012
Such a beautiful film! What at first seems like a simple story of two lost brothers on their way to a funeral hides great dialogues, beautiful photography and very funny moments, all of it acompanied by a great soundtrack. Independent cinema at its best, highy recommended!
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 August 2014
wonderful film. very heart-warming. watch it and see:)
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 October 2016
Most entertaining and intriguing art film. Great photography in a specialised and idiosyncratic way, lovely music, all in Spanish with subtitles - have a Spanish dictionary handy if you are revising your rusty Spanish - easy to follow.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 February 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this Spanish film. Good cinematography and view on a different culture in a slightly different era.
Good to boost language skills too.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 March 2015
Nicely filmed but the story is a little weak and the ending a bit of a damp squib..
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 March 2015
Totally dull film with a nonexistent plot and terrible characters. Don't buy it!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 September 2014
Disappointing. Nice Spanish landscapes. Nothing else to recommend it sadly.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items

£15.83
£4.99

Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)