Leap Year details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Mónica Del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Studio:||AXIOM FILMS INTERNATIONAL LTD|
|Original title||Ano Bisiesto|
|1hr 28 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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A study in lonelinessBy Warden (20 reviews) from York, England , 03 Mar 2011
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[Highly rated reviewer]A month in the life of a lonely woman living alone in an apartment in a large city, which she leaves only to buy groceries or to find company. It is a great performance by the actress Monica del Carmen and to discuss the plot is not just to risk spoiling your enjoyment but perhaps misses the point. The main character is shaped, of course, by her history, wishes and desires. She also tries to control her fate, and it is that interplay which constitutes the story.
If you are feeling lonely, vulnerable and depressed this may not be the right time to view this film, though I do not want to imply that this is not a film to enjoy. It fully deserved its Cannes accolade. Film should be like this, confronting life's realities and yet acknowledging that our individual responses to it will differ and sometimes disturb.
Since this film is not well known and may be confused with others including a 2010 American fim with the same name in English, I should explain that this review relates to the Mexican film Año bisiesto (Leap Year). It is in Spanish and is not a thriller as normally understood but intelligent drama.
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This won an award?By a customer , 20 Nov 2013I'd hate to think how bad the other films up for the Camera d'Or award were if this won. This was dull, has a poor storyline and worst of all is shot using a poor quality camera. In full screen, you can see pixellation, this was a film made in 2010, not heard of HD cameras?
Four more years!By Loopgrinder (170 reviews) , 13 Aug 2013A strange one this. Not much happens and in actual fact we don't move outside the subjects apartment for the whole film, which lends itself to the feel of claustrophobia we're supposed be experiencing. A very slow and rather melancholy portrait of a lonely woman with deep emotion scars and their significance surrounding the title of the film - including the rather unsatisfactory sexual encounters she has with random strangers. For all of its subtleties it is rather a raw piece of filmmaking. Worth a watch if you like real life dramas but not if you expect explosions and car chases!
Loneliness at leap yearBy Applewalker (31 reviews) , 19 Jun 2013This is an extremely clever film which draws you into the world of a home based journalist whose emotional world is based on fantasy & longing. This actress portrays the mundanity of a lonely life so well, her demonstration of the inadequacy of her character to deal with sadness is brilliantly observed. Some of the scenes between Laura & Arturo feel very difficult to watch, & as they become increasingly destructive you almost find yourself wanting to rescue her and saying, no, don't do that to yourself, it's not ok... Brilliant but somewhat uncomfortable viewing, showcasing desire to be loved at its most complicated & raw.
Hit the spot!By budda (10 reviews) , 18 Apr 2013Empathy, Sadness, Outrage, Understanding, Anxiety, Frustration and finally Uneasy! Not many movies can give you all those feelings especially ones with such a small cast and mostly filmed in a small flat! I watched this film from start to finish without blinking because I didn't wanna miss anything... Totally absorbing and very moving!
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Disturbing and left me wondering stillBy _Tina_S (22 reviews) , 07 Apr 2013The stars are for the acting which was amazing. However I was still not sure why she wanted to die and to submit herself to it all. Was is her father who abused her at 12? Did she think it would have been the ultimate sacrificise? We were left wondering. Very disturbing film I found it.