Voice Over by Martin Rosete

6 08 2013

A triumphant tripartite, that moves the heart, stimulates the mind and searches the soul. Winner of 44 awards and selected for 80 festivals, Voice Over explores the art of how a good script can dictate and shape. The voice over is almost lyrical, it is hypnotic and when combined with inventive and despairing life-threatening instances, as a viewer you cannot help but be entranced. The cinematography is magnificent, the astronaut-cave scene with its ominous redness, the elevated birds-eye view of the soldier crawling and the extreme long-shot that reveals the teetering, tipping boat that holds the fisherman’s perilous predicament. Then there is the twist. I shan’t give it away… This film showcases how a good script can really produce a fantastic film. Yet, for me there is another meaning to this film. I’m not sure if it’s the French-ness. The bleak scenarios that seem irreversible seemed to have a bit of the existentialist about it and I began to think of the work of Sartre and Camus. Or maybe it is the authorial, tyrannical, god-like narrator that rolls the dice always knowing the outcome. For me this film is about humanity’s infinite battle with its old time foe, life. It’s about the obstacles, challenges, problems, but it’s about how you deal with them. Do you allow your oxygen to expire, do you allow your issues affect your helping of others, do you allow yourself to be swept out to sea by the tide, to be held under to drown like so many others. Or, do you prevail, do you succeed, do you hold life with two hands and kiss her on the lips.

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Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Altona Connection

17 06 2013

There are those special sounds, special emotions that only those special musical artists can unearth. They always draw you back and shower you in a untouched, sanctified, innocent, glossing, compelling you to believe that is the first time you have heard such a sound. Kollektiv Turmstrasse is one of these sounds, they always seem to enthral and excite. When listening to a song such as “Altona Connection”, there is a depth, a thick abyss that swoops you into it, twisting and turning. You could sit, listen and understand. Or, you could get on your feet and allow your body to dip and weave to the unnerving, continuous throbbing, forcing you into a trance of ferocious movement and joy. Dark and all-encompassing, it certainly won’t disappoint.

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