1 August 2006 | casalz
One of the best shorts around in Mexico.
A simple story told in such a way that captures the audience, more a Directorial than a Screenwrite prize, Amir Galván produces yet another remarkable piece, after his "Lo que quedó de Pancho", a point blank, under-the-skin documentary, he comes back with an amazing fiction to show for that he's become a well rounded Director with a keen sense for compelling visuals.
Photography, Color Timing and VFX are splendidly carried out with Grade A manufacture, quite a feat for a five Photo-VFX crew which says a lot about how Mexican artists have advanced to enter the big boys when it comes to CG/VFX magic.
On the performances, Nicole shines, but this is not surprising if we take a look at her previous work, so does Cindi Huppel with her border-like characterization of Rose, strangely enough, the character portrayed by J. Garrido (one of the leads), resembles any and all of his previous work, even tho the Director manages to squeeze some truth out of him which permeates thru (quite a feat), he hits an impasse from which he never manages to recover.
On the supporting roles, both characters, the fisherman and the thief do a good job, although I would have liked to see a bit more in depth to what is the object on having the fisherman in the movie as it seems the movie could do without (Gerardo Martinez manages to pull through quite well although his character doesn't have much to do in the story.) All in all, worth to watch.