Hello there! How is your weekend going? This is a very rare occasion for us to be blogging on a Sunday; we have many posts already scheduled for next weeks and we wanted to share a little bit of our experiences at this edition of Sitges Film Festival 2014 that is closing today, so here we are talking about movies on a Sunday morning.
Although at first sight this year’s selection of movies seemed poorer than other editions, it definitely surprised us with movies that we even have included in our favorite ones of the year. We have already rambled about how fun Sitges is, but I need to insist and the fact that you walk by the seaside to go from movie theatre to the next movie theatre adds lots of charm in my book.
From a total amount of 17 movies seen this year, we have selected the following to share with you:
- I origins: It’s a very interesting romantic tale where a biologist specialized in the investigation of the eyes, becomes obsessed in the discovery of how to explain the origin of the unique patterns of the iris (not the same pattern can be shared between two people) and how the soul may have something to do with it. Mike Cahill brought us himself the movie to Sitges (he is quite a character!) after he was very acclaimed with Another Earth on 2011’s edition.
- The double: Richard Ayoade’s (the magnificent Moss at IT crowd) second movie is as striking as his first one Submarine. In this one he builds a retro future world with lots of similarities to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, where an excellent Jesse Eisenberg discovers that an exact double of himself starts working in his same exact company and position. Also the intriguing Mia Wasikowska is the love interest of the main character. A must seen movie for those who, like us, have ever felt as a invisible boy or girl.
- What we do in the shawdows: This a New Zealand mockumentary that explains the story of 4 vampires sharing a flat in Wellington. If you are a fan of the vampire/horror genre you must see this hilarious movie, no more things to explain, just watch it (make sure to check the trailer) and have a good laugh. No doubts it reached the audience award of this year.
- … and apart from the top three our next best of this Sitges 2014: In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten in the Norwegian original title) – a narco mafia thriller with ironic humor and Fargo style snowy landscapes, The guest – a funny movie where the attractive main character is there to do his best with his host family, Young ones – a post apocalyptic tale in three chapters with very Star Wars-ish interesting aesthetics, and How I live now – based at an imaginary 3rd world war scenario it follows the lives of a group of teenagers growing too fast due to the war effects.
In this Sitges we also stumbled upon friends, checked twitter as crazy to read everyone’s opinions on the movies and discovered a new yummy burger place called El Santo which will be visiting for sure next year!
Have you watched any of our favorites movies of this last Sitges Film Festival? Which one grabs more your attention?