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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ruido (noise)

a few years ago, i could hardly name a uruguayan film, and it seems like there's so many good films coming from uruguay now. or maybe there's better distribution and people are taking notice and screening them in festivals. ruido came out last year and might get shown in vancouver this year. i saw it last night on video. at first, i couldn't believe it was shot in montevideo. everything looked very modern and most films shot there always show the old, badly maintained buildings, depression and poverty. maybe it's because the director, Marcelo Bertalmío, never really grew up in montevideo. he was born there, but grew up in madrid. he moved to montevideo to study engineering and now lives in barcelona. this is a spanish, argentinian and uruguayan co-production. here's the film's website.(in spanish). check out the trailer. it's a funny movie. here's a review in english.


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