Tuesday, February 28, 2012


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.


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!