'La parra', by Alberto Gracia, the quiet miracle of Spanish cinema | EUROtoday

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An enigma is killed by the answer and saved alive by the enigma itself. But an enigma with no resolution just isn’t even an enigma. Grace consists in retaining intact the potential of a response with out ever falling into the temptation of truly responding. The vine, by Alberto Gracia, It is basically a thriller, a riddle that runs throughout the display screen like a faint menace, like a shared secret, like an unsure promise. Like all that and, as has already been mentioned, like an enigma.

But all the above wouldn’t make sense, past the pedestrian lyricism, if it weren’t additionally a kind of movies that’s quietly there to mark the yr of Spanish cinema. With the official Cannes competitors simply introduced and with the not-so-distant reminiscence of the Berlinale, the newest manufacturing by this Galician director positioned on the Novo Cinema checklist can boast of being the one one which has entered an official part of a global pageant. He did it in Rotterdam and, from there, he has jumped from competitors to competitors till he appeared on the roster of the following and much away Jeonju.

The story of Damin (Alfonso Mguez) is instructed; the story of a person who, uninterested in residing poorly in an enormous metropolis, decides to return to his native Ferrol as quickly as he receives the information of his father's demise. In reality, this story is instructed simply in the intervening time when the TV sport present through which he participates goes public. His story is instructed, we mentioned, and that of Cosme, a person who dedicated suicide and by whom Damin is mistaken repeatedly. Damin is Cosme and Cosme won’t ever know who he’s. Meanwhile, an oil platform crashes into the bridge that connects Ferrol with the world; in the meantime, a bunch of blind folks swarm round, misplaced in his blindness; in the meantime, love, and demise, and flies.

The movie begins in darkness and the director of the conceitedness and in addition deeply enigmatic The Fifth Evanxeo by Gaspar Hauser Let the viewer resolve the place it’s. In the nighttime? In the center of a tunnel? In deep house? And so on till we uncover (this thriller does have an answer) that we see with the eyes of blind individuals who stroll. The subsequent factor you hear is the legend that justifies the identify of the Chamorro hermitage. Xa hill! (I'm already lifeless) is what a sailor shouted simply earlier than being saved by the virgin. And then a demise that’s suicide. And then a tv program with questions. And then… Damin's story.

It is legend, it’s thriller and it’s break. Deeply stunning, deeply humorous and deeply profound.

In his meticulous bewilderment, The movie advances sowing enigmas with a precision very near enthusiasm. The excellent pictures of Soda ion supported by the disturbing and ironic music of Jonay Armas They act as a counterpoint to a narrative through which the pictures search their which means behind the phrases and the phrases search their justification within the melodies of fashionable songs. La Parra is the identify of the pension the place Damín sleeps; The vine It is the Spanish movie of the yr. Until now. There might be extra, however this enigma should be solved. Or not, that's why it's an enigma.