Fifth about The Seventh

A Movie Life (O Filme da Minha Vida)

A Movie Life: Selton Mello’s drama is delicate and touching, but the story has too little meat on its bones. The slow-moving pace is somewhat precious (something that was established by the needlessly ponderous, whispered opening voice-over), but the film has beautiful visuals. It’s a dreamy setting, the art direction is lovingly made, both nicely captured by Walter Carvalho’s cinematography (the artificial color correction is an exception); it seems, however, that the film is too much in love with its look. It’s an interesting casting. Vincent Cassel is the top-liner here, doing good work in a language that is not his own; Selton Mello has a cold, distance character to play; Johnny Massaro is fine in the central role. The song selection is varied and delightful.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: