We are the flesh

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We are the flesh

Post by wakko » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:52 pm

A hypnotic ride, breaking boundaries. This film will probably earn a bit of hate as it caused some frustration. I absolutely loved it. People who like experimental films such as "Strange colours of your body tears" or "Amer" or anything Ken Russell, etc will love it.

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Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:17 pm

Like the bastard offspring of Pasolini, Russell, Brass and Grau, with even a dash of Calvaire thrown in for good measure.

No idea how to rate this, but reactions are likely to range from disgust (ban this sick filth!) to admiration, as well as feelings of boredom and pretentiousness.

If you're looking for a bonkers arthouse porno to watch then this may be up your dark and twisted alley!
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:04 pm

One of the most interesting films and genuinely good films at Frightfest. It seemed to combine the surrealism of Jodorowsky with the transgressiveness of Pasolini's 120 Days of Sodom and uses it as a sort of metaphor for the political situation in Mexico. The direction throughout is good, with evocative lighting and strange music. Sometimes the opaqueness of the film and attempts to shock made it feel like the director hadn't quite got the balance right, and the audience is going to be small, but it should find an appreciative audience among art-house lovers of weird and disturbing film.

This is definitely the sort of thing that should have played the main screen: the quality is high, and it would have divided the audience but it would have become one of the talking points of the festival. It was also not the sort of thing to play on the morning of the fifth day: it's a heavy and demanding film that I think many people were too exhausted to appreciate fully at that stage.

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Re: We are the flesh

Post by Lunny68 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:29 pm

This one sounds right up my street.

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Re: We are the flesh

Post by wakko » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:03 pm

ChrisReynolds wrote: This is definitely the sort of thing that should have played the main screen: the quality is high, and it would have divided the audience but it would have become one of the talking points of the festival. It was also not the sort of thing to play on the morning of the fifth day: it's a heavy and demanding film that I think many people were too exhausted to appreciate fully at that stage.
I absolutely agree with you on this. A film that challenges the audience and doesn't confirm to patterns, doesnt deliver answers and resolution. I am not condemning horror comedy and the blood lusty slasher flicks, but those films are just convenient fast food in comparison. Either you love or hate it, it will definitely leave it marks.
This film was pure anarchy that gets intimate with the viewer, encouraging everyone to think the forbidden thought.

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Re: We are the flesh

Post by sherbetbizarre » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:14 am

I'm annoyed this one didn't work for me. I didn't understand a bloody word of it, and there was nothing for me to latch onto.
ChrisReynolds wrote:...and uses it as a sort of metaphor for the political situation in Mexico.
Maybe a crash-course beforehand would have helped.

I'd still recommend people go and see it though.

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Re: We are the flesh

Post by WraithApe » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:08 pm

This is not your average party.

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Post by SilverGunnar Hansen » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:20 pm

Thought it was pretentious twaddle masquerading as arthouse provocation. Several other recent films have irked me in similar ways - Goodnight Mommy springs to mind. Spoke to alot of people who loved it but couldn't really hold a discussion about what made it interesting. It looked lush but lots of it was highly derivative / nonsensical. Didn't inspire the same mix of irritation/fascination that something like Trash Humpers does for me - alot of it just bored me, and the explicitness felt like sub-Gaspar Noe desperation. Still can't find much info online about its apparent political subtext. There needed to be a little more context for the action - felt like a best-of tribute to Nekromantik, A Hole In My Heart, Salo, Anatomy Of Hell . . .

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