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The descendant copy

Temporada de Premiaciones: The Descendants. / Awards Season: The Descendants.

Esta imagen es basada en una pieza promocional de la película; con colores cálidos, la mirada distante del modelo transmite melancolía. /// This image is based in a piece of the film; with warm colors, the distant stare of the model conveys melancholy.

Cuando su esposa Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) sufre un accidente y queda en coma, Matt King (George Clooney), un esposo y padre indiferente, es forzado a reevaluar su vida. Por decisión de Elizabeth al no tener actividad cerebral el hospital tiene que desconectarla de los aparatos de soporte de vida  y él se ve obligado a informarlo a familiares y amigos. Su hija mayor, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) le informa que Elizabeth le era infiel con un joven agente de bienes raíces. Matt  se va de viaje desde la isla de Oahu a Kauai para confrontarlo. Todo esto ocurre mientras Matt tiene que lidiar con la decisión de vender las tierras que la familia heredó de realeza Hawaiana y misioneros.

Una historia ubicada en Hawái; The Descendants nos lleva por un viaje que es en momentos es humoroso y en momentos es trágico, la dirección de Alexander Payne es muy bien llevada que saca muy buen rendimiento de los actores. George Clooney es excelente; uno fácilmente se puede identificar y enternecer con Matt King. Él pasa de lo gracioso a lo serio de manera magistral, un ejemplo es cuando Matt se entera de la infidelidad de su esposa, uno puede ver el dolor en su cara, acto seguido el sale corriendo varias cuadras, llegando sudado y jadeante a la casa de unos amigos para confrontarlos por esta situación, el absurdo de un hombre corriendo por la calle como un niño no deja de ser gracioso. La fotografía es de Phedon Papamichael y es magnífica; me encanta el uso que le da al enfoque selectivo en sus encuadres.

Con escenas que con emociones fuertes como cuando Matt se despide de su esposa diciendo: “Adiós, Elizabeth. Adiós, mi amor, mi amiga, mi dolor, mi alegría. Adiós. Adiós. Adiós.” Es una película que puede conmover el corazón de la audiencia haciéndolas tanto reír como llorar.

Continuará…

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When his wife Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) suffers an accident and ends up in a coma, Matt king (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father, is forced to reevaluate his life. By decision of Elizabeth if she had no brain activity the hospital had to disconnect her from life support and he is has to tell family and friends. His older daughter Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) tells him that Elizabeth was unfaithful to him with a young real estate broker. Matt travels from the island of Oahu to Kauai to confront him. All this happens while Matt has to struggle with the decision of selling the family’s lands handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries

A story set in Hawaii; The Descendants takes us on a journey that is at times humorous and at times tragic, a very well done direction job by Alexander Payne that takes a very well performance out of the actors. George Clooney is excellent; one can easily relate to and feel for Matt King. He goes from the funny to the serious in a masterful way, for example when Matt learns of the infidelity of his wife, one can see the pain in his face, immediately runs off various blocks down the street to some friends and all sweaty and panting confront them on the matter, the absurd of a grown man running down the street like a child is amusing. The Photography of Phedon Papamichael is magnificent; I love the use of the selective focus in his frames.

With scenes with strong emotions like when Matt say goodbye to his wife saying: “Goodbye, Elizabeth. Goodbye, my love, my friend, my pain, my joy. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.” Is a film that moves the heart of the audience making them laugh and cry.

To be continue…

This entry was published on February 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm and is filed under Critica de cine / Film review, Misceláneos / Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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