nedelja, 05. februar 2017

Las elegidas (2015)

aka The Chosen Ones


Slo naslov:  -
Angleški naslov: The Chosen Ones
Država: Mehika, Francija
Jezik: Španščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 105',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: David Pablos
Scenarij: David Pablos
Igrajo: Oscar Torres, Nancy Talamantes, Leidi Gutierrez, Jose Santillan Cabuto, Edward Coward, Alicia Quinonez

[ENG]


Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution ring in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her…

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Combining immaculate formal composure with intrepid thematic sangfroid in a comparable manner to fellow new-school Mexican filmmakers Amat Escalante and Michel Franco, David Pablos makes a purposeful, largely successful play for attention with his sophomore feature, “The Chosen Ones.” High on blunt impact and low on even qualified hope, this story of teenage girls kidnapped and forced into prostitution coolly identifies a range of social and sexual inequalities in contemporary Mexico, and proceeds with indictment via vivid exposition rather than verbal rhetoric. The resulting film, while a little one-note in its dramatic development, is as hard to shake as it is to watch; distribution potential may be limited following its Un Certain Regard debut, but festival programmers will continue to give “The Chosen Ones” their nod of approval. (Guy Lodge, Variety)


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