A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
~ Stanley Kubrick
IN A BETTER WORLD (2010) — What makes the friendship between Christian and Elias so special is how deeply and honestly Susanne Bier displays the emotional side of both children. Only by peering the eyes of the two actors, I can feel the all emotional reasons why they become such small terrorists. YOUNG TÖRLESS (1966) — Violence is not just a physical matter, but also psychological and emotional. In Young Törless, ethical ​​and subjective values ​​were so contradictory. Then the boundaries between good and evil even more vague. PHARAOH (1966) — Faraon is an evocative anatopism, also an astonishing colossal. A truly rare gem of its kind. Not only works as a visual declaration, Kawalerowicz also made it so carefully, so mesmerizing, yet so challenging. THE BOYS OF PAUL STREET (1969) — An ironic allegory not only for the face of war, but also the heart of it: militarism and nationalism. The irony in the end makes the two terminologies be absurd. SPIRITED AWAY (2001) — “What's in a name?” asked Shakespeare. “A name is an identity,” said this movie. MISS JULIE (1951) - Miss Julie is a very challenging study, whether psychological or situational. In a simple but smart way, Miss Julie presents the phases of a political game of love and seduction. MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S (1969) - Éric Rohmer not only talk about choices and risks of choices, there is also a glimpse the importance of choices and the pain of choices. My Night at Maud's, for me, is the most amazing movie about refracting those two opposing aspects of life. TEN (2002) — The use of "dashboard camera" method by Abbas Kiarostami is successfully providing such microscopic spectacle about the characters, not only on outside but also capable of making this movie as a unique character and gender study. THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS / A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS (1966) — The allegory is not only the great thing about this Czechoslovak New Wave Cinema movie, but also its weirdness, its unnatural behavior, its peculiar plot, but the most of it is about how the movie smartly move without caution. ELEPHANT (2003) — Elephant is a piece of work that should be commended for its bravery. Such compliments are mainly intended to for Gus Van Sant's guts on using such non-linear and unusual narrative spectacle. Also packed with such unnatural risky styles which was really cost lot of guts.

Selasa, 22 Februari 2011

Tři oříšky pro Popelku

Oleh: Rio Johan (Rijon)


Sutradara: Václav Vorlícek
Pemain: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe, Karin Lesch, Dana Hlavácová, Jan Libícek, Vítezslav Jandák, Jaroslav Drbohlav, Vladimír Mensík, Míla Myslíková, Helena Ruzicková, Jan Sus, Milos Vavruska, Jirí Ruzicka

Tahun Rilis: 1973
Judul Internasional: Three Nuts for Cinderella / Three Gifts for Cinderella / Three Wishes for Cinderella

Dongen-dongen dari Ceko memang selalu aneh-aneh-menawan. Dongeng tentang Popelku ini saja contohnya, yang tidak lain merupakan versi Ceko dari Cinderella. Bukannya didatangi ibu peri, Cinderella dari Ceko malah dihadiahi tiga kacang ajaib. Ketimbang mendapatkan kereta kencana dari labu, Cinderella malah menunggang kuda dan piawai memanah. Tapi jangan kecil hati dulu, pesona Popelku tidak kalah kok dengan Cinderella yang sudah di pop(uler)kan Disney.

Sepertinya Cinderella memang punya sebutan yang berbeda-beda di beberapa negara, Zolushka di Rusia (karena Rusia juga pernah membuat film Cinderella dengan judul sebutan itu), dan Popelku di Ceko. Entah apalagi sebutannya di negara-negara lain, yang pasti garis besar cerita dan maknanya tetap saja sama.


Popelku (Libuse Safránková), alias Cinderella, tinggal bersama ibu tiri (Carola Braunbock) dan saudari tirinya (Dana Hlavácová) yang jahat semenjak kematian bapaknya. Popelku diperlakukan layaknya babu. Dan seperti kisah Cinderella yang sudah umum diketahui, ada pangeran (Pavel Trávnícek) yang hendak mencari pasangan. Bedanya, porsi pangeran di film ini jauh lebih besar ketimbang di animasi Disney. Popelku tidak benar-benar baru bertemu dengan pangeran di akhir cerita, mereka sudah pernah berjumpa-jumpa dalam kesempatan yang tak tertudaga sebelumnya. Karakterisasi pangeran di Popelku juga lebih dinamis ketimbang animasi Cinderellanya Disney.

Popelku jelas bukan animasi Disney, dan jelas jauh berbeda dari impresi yang diberikan oleh Cinderella versi Drew Barrymore. Versi Ceko ini jauh lebih tradisionil, baik dari segi konteks maupun teknis. Walaupun begitu, pesona Popelku tidak kalah kok kalau disandingkan dengan Cinderella. Terlebih berkat pesona serta kemistri antara Libuse Safránková dan Pavel Trávnícek. Film yang sangat cocok untuk dijadikan tontonan keluarga.


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