Time for banalities. My own ones and examples from the films I have seen. Word banalities.
My own first: Wow, how much the viewing situation means for your evaluation of a film. Being in a jury you will always watch a lot of s… and therefore some good films may become better than they are, when they get to you. An oasis in a desert.
That is one thing, another is that some films you watch differently the second time, when your head is fresh and you concentrate as you are supposed to do as a member of a jury. Second time I watched the idfa winner ”Stranded”, I could see its qualities of filmmaking, especially of the reconstructions. The same goes for the Dutch ”4 Elements”, that I had watched on my computer. Now it was on the big screen and that demonstrated fully its cinematic brilliance.
And banalities from mountain films: The more commercial of them pour out one-liners expressed by their protagonists. Read for yourself:
”Extreme sport is a way of life. It was my way to become a man”. ”You are discovering yourself”. ”There is a thin line between success and disaster, between life and death”. ”On vit comme un mouton ou on vit comme un lion”. ”This is the biggest thing I have done in my life”. ”You have to know what the mountains are saying to you. You have to read them”.
Awards have been decided. Will inform you in some days accompanied by some short reviews.
http://www.trentofestival.it/en/ Still: 4 Elements.