Black Snow 2017: A Family Stinking with Dysfunction
This is a good movie, lyrical with strong performances everyone is not what they appear and the meek inherit the earth. It is slow at the start and as the movie goes on it draws you in so that as you find out the truth you are honestly a bit repulsed. It does what a classical mystery movie should do, it starts with the present and tells the past in bits and pieces that come together at the end. Some of it you can guess but some you cannot. It is set in the mountains in what is supposed to be the wilds of Patagonia. Most of this was filmed in an isolated cabin with the three main characters. No actors were frozen in the making of this movie which was filmed in Andorra in the mountains and for some scenes snow had to be imported. The end is somewhat subject to interpretation. What is clear is now that his pregnant wife who has more sense than anyone else will be running the show.
(Author: ajrg-17-381639 – imdb)
Black Snow 2017: This Argentina/Spain co-production results to be a complex and exciting thriller narrated by flashbacks
Decent mystery thriller with plenty of twists, turns and a suspenseful finale. This is an acceptable flick about Marcos (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and his wife Laura (Laia Costa) go back to Argentina to bury the ashes of his father, there Marcos receives an important offer by a high-powered businessman called Sepia (Federico Luppi). But Marcos has to convince his brother, the shy as well as grumpy Salvador (Ricardo Darin), to sell the cottage and lands they share by inheritance from their recently deceased father. After several decades without watching, Salvador who was accused of murder his brother long time ago, is, nowadays, a revengeful and angry person. As the unsociable Salvador is an upsetting and depressed man who lives isolated at an inaccessible location in the middle of Patagonia. But events are about to get even worse when dark secrets return. Would you be able to keep a secret?
This ¨Black snow¨ contains complex mysteries, emotional thrills, suspense and a depressing finale. Hitchcock style psychological mystery, being passable and professional but hardly directed. This is a highly mysterious and cerebral thriller, filled with plot twists, including an unexpected denouement in its final part. As there takes place the ruthless as well as violent crossing among siblings and in which being revived the the old confrontation where the characters of killer and victim are changed over and over again. The original as well entertaining premise is overspread across the movie adding some brief conventional pitfalls. However, the picture turns out to be slow-moving and sometimes tiring, including a difficult pacing, though at its ending finale it gets better, at last. The cast is frankly good, such as Leonardo Sbaraglia as the astute brother who comes to convince to sell the lands that they share by inheritance. Top-notch Ricardo Darin as the unbalanced, unhinged brother who lives alone in the middle of Patagonia and who still stands accused of murdering his brother during adolescence. And Laia Costa as his beautiful sister-in-law with whom has a particular relationship. Support cast is pretty nice such as: Federico Luppi as the selfish businessman, Biel Montoro as young Marcos, Liah O’Prey as young Sabrina and Mikel Iglesias as young Salvador. Special mention for Dolores Fonzi at a brief acting as the nutty Sabrina locked at a asylum.
The film was compellingly produced by a Spain/Argentina team as Axel Kuschevatzky, Fernando Riera, Manuel Monzón, Fernando Abadi, Adolfo Blanco, Maria Luisa Gutiérrez, Javier Beltramino, Pablo Bossi, all of them have financed a great number of hits in the new Spanish/Argentinean cinema. This increasingly potent thriller displays a colorful and luxurious cinematography by Arnau Valls Colomer. This fine cameraman photographs perfectly the cold environment, set in the middle of a lonely, snowy place, being filmed in Spain, Patagonia in Agentina and some frames were filmed in Andorra searching for real snow attempting to substitute the Patagonia. Furthermore, a stirring and thrilling score by Zacarias De La Riva. This new film by writer/director Martin Odara was compelling and professionally directed. Odara previously realized short movies, and worked as Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, such as: ¨The aura¨, ¨9 Reinas¨, ¨La Edad Del Sol¨, ¨Secret of the Andes¨, ¨Faro Del Sur¨, ¨Caza De Eichmann¨, among others. Being this his second film, the first was: ¨La Señal¨ with Diego Peretti, Carlos Bardem and Ricardo Darin again. ¨Black Snow¨ is well worth watching and it packs several thrilling as well as suspenseful scenes .
(Author: ma-cortes – imdb)