Basic instinct – to survive
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February 28 (as Moscow time – the night 28-February 29) in Los Angeles will host the 88th ceremony film award “Oscar”. Record for the number of nominations (of 12) and the amount of ridicule (against leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who still can not get his “Oscar”) has become a “Survivor” Alejandro González Iñárritu. But the protagonist of many movies, in the words of another character-nominated picture “Mad Max: Fury Road”, was a man whose life has been reduced to one instinct – the instinct of survival
10 nominations – the movie “Mad Max: Road Fury” George Miller, 7 – a “Martian” by Ridley Scott . In the category “Best Film” represented 8 pictures. In addition to the above – “Brooklyn”, “Focus”, “bearish”, “Room”, “Spy Bridge”. But the director’s nomination passed only five: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with the “survivors”, George Miller with “Mad Max”, Leonard Abrahamson with “rooms”, Tom McCarthy with a picture of “Spotlight” and Adam McKay with “Game for a fall.” Surprisingly, it turned out to be below the Steven Spielberg with “spy bridge”, as it is one of the biggest Hollywood work last year. Even more unlucky Quentin Tarantino with “the hateful eight”, which, though nominated for cinematography, music, best supporting actress, the most important nominations deprived.
«Survivor» became DiCaprio physically difficult project what he has repeatedly said in public. Apparently, this infuriated his French counterpart Gerard Depardieu. So he gave a portion of blows to Hollywood and specifically this picture at the recent Berlinale. “The End” Guillaume Nicla shown in the Berlin program “Forum” Depardieu played himself, too, like in the film. His hero was lost while hunting for a long time wandering through the woods, bumping into scorpions, and naked women. After going their way deprivations Depardieu comfort criticized Hollywood films and American colleagues called izvalyalsya shit in the name of truth on the screen. And yet something was right. Is it possible to believe in the suffering of Leo. Everything is so beautiful and artificial, in vain, that the actor ate raw liver, was soaked and chilled to the shooting. On the screen something that is not visible
Like “Survivor,” “Martian.” – Well a children’s cinema, is no match does not go with the pictures “Spy Bridge” by Steven Spielberg and “In the Spotlight” Tom McCarthy of the investigation of crimes of priests against young adolescents. Movies about survival in extreme circumstances gladly look teenagers. On the artistic breakthrough and can not speak. But it is precisely in these paintings the best chance to get to the coveted golden uncles Oscars. Once Iñárritu at home in Mexico filming TV series, and “Survivor” all this unwittingly backfired. DiCaprio in the role of an abandoned and loyal companions of the hero creeps from obscurity towards the light. Slanting eyes, he recalls Vladimir Lenin, who wants to play. DiCaprio is riding a horse in the bull’s eye, it overcomes snow drifts, showing persistence of miracles, but this baby talk. Picture beautifully filmed, although it is far even before the Chinese film “Against the Current” Yang Chao, noted at the recent Berlinale for the operator to achieve
As in “Survivor” hero Matt Damon -. Astronaut NASA’s – left alone on Mars. He divides the food supply so that was enough for a long time, sort potatoes and said bitterly: “For seven days, as I have ended ketchup.” Maybe the experts are right, “Golden Globe”, which determined the “Martian” to “comedy / musical,” where he won. DiCaprio will compete for the “Oscar” not only with Matt Damon, but such an outstanding actor Michael Fassbender in a not very successful, “Steve Jobs,” Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo” and Eddie Redmayne in “The Girl from Denmark” – this role with the transition to the women – on the fan. The top five actresses – remarkable Charlotte Rampling in the film “45″ (although nothing new for myself, it did not play), Brie Larson in “rooms”, already marked the “Golden Globe” in “Drama” category, Cate Blanchett in lesbian drama “Carol,” Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn” and “Jennifer Lawrence” in the film “Joy” also became the owner of “Golden globe” as best comedy actress.
Perhaps the most unusual in the animated feature-length block began “Anomaliza” Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. Its main character lives in the impersonal world where people do not hear each other. But he meets Lisa, which in itself – a continuous anomaly as able to feel and love. In the hotel room heroes embrace this passion for dolls, which in animation, we have not seen yet.
«Golden Globe” for “Best Foreign Language Film” has received the Hungarian debut film about the Holocaust, “The Son of Saul,” Laszlo Nemes. And on “Oscar” she has a chance to win, although the nomination of one of the strongest, and the competition is high. Here and “Embrace the snake”, “Mustang”, “War”, “Pride” – bright work around the world, able to give odds to Hollywood. Documentary section – too strong: “Sight of Silence”, “The Land of cartels”, “Winter in the fire”, “What’s wrong, Miss Simone?” “Amy.” “Earth cartels” Matthew Heineman (US-Mexico) on drug trafficking was awarded the Jury Documentary competition at our MIFF “Silver George”. “Sight of Silence” by Joshua Oppenheimer – the terrible truth about the genocide in Indonesia in the 60s of the last century, where victims of the regime coexist with those who destroyed their own. Almost the entire crew worked anonymously, except for the director, the producer and the operator
In the nominations “Oscar.” – Two Russians. 43-year-old Evgeny Afineevsky – a native of Kazan, who now lives between Israel and the United States. He has worked in television, engaged in producing activities, he participated in the project “Crime and Punishment” (USA-Poland-Russia) in 2002. “Winter in the fire” – the third work of director Evgenia. It is, he said, – the heroism of people who have to defend the freedom of their country. Events cover more than 93 days of 2013 and 2014, when the Ukrainian citizens on the streets protesting against the regime of Yanukovych. Particularly impressive shots where a mature woman appear on the Maidan with pots on their heads, so to protest against the absurd policy of its leadership. The film is made as an ode to heroes, he antique swing
The most important nomination for us – this time. “Best Animated Short Film”. In its five candidates submitted by the Russian 15-minute film “We can not live without space” Petersburg director Konstantin Bronzit. This is the story of two astronauts, a childhood dream to go to the stars, who know the price of this friendship. Konstantin Bronzit moved to Los Angeles in advance to within a ten-round present his film at Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures. One can only be glad that this has happened in spite of obstacles and indifference of our officials on a movie, have shown in the Year of the movie incompetent wonders.