Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PIFF

Saturday night my sis and I went to see EXTRATERRESTRIAL at the 35th annual Portland International Film Festival (or PIFF). So, by the name, you might think it was a Sci-Fi film or a thriller, or horror, or. . . NOPE it was a romantic comedy.

This was Nacho Vigalondo’s second feature and was set in Madrid. It was a story of love and betrayal with aliens hanging over head. . . sort of.

At times it was seriously funny ;) Michelle Jenner was beautiful and played the part well. Just the looks and glances that went on between the actors was very telling...in the story. Julián Villagrán did a great job too. Well, all the characters were great.

The triangle love affair grew into a massive deception of intergalactic proportions and that's what made the movie so much fun. It was almost a spoof on the levels people will go to to hide their indiscretions.

Anyway, if you don't mind reading subtitles, I would recommend this film. It was a fun departure from the local films.

If you want to read more about it, check it out here.

3 comments:

Stephen Page said...

THank you for the rec.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, to live somewhere offering films beyond the multiplex that only has the latest horror flick/Adam Sandler stuff. Lucky you.

Kelly Polark said...

That sounds like a fun, different night out!