Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
               Genre: Comedy
  Indecent Proposal, or disarming honesty? A young man invites his two totally unknown women at a threesome a – is a very polite, warm and amazingly relaxed Art For Woody Allen, the prelude to a shimmering play of the chaos of feelings that the old master of romantic love comedy again shows, in top form.

Has always been the now 72-year-old dominated the fine art of telling great and small tragedies to light way. But with Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen has once again found a new sound: a Catalan-inspired swing from the capital, which suggests a southern joie de vivre with an enormous pace. The European air doing the confessing “Annie Hall” seems good, he refused for a long time, elsewhere than in New York to turn. Was it in recent years, London (Match Point, Scoop, Cassandra’s Dream), it is now the Spanish capital, which inspires him to new experiences and comedic heights.

Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are American women such as Woody and fly to Barcelona for a summer. Through thick and thin, outgoing girl friends share many things. Only one thing: their views on love. Vicky estimates the port of salvaged relationship, Cristina searches for the unusual, even if it hurts. But first, is what the trip to Barcelona, not the one. Vicky wants to work on her master’s thesis on “Catalan identity.” And Cristina appreciates the move, because she has just separated from her boyfriend and a short film set in the sand. Topic: Why is love so hard to define?

To get new ideas, is once sightseeing air – in passing a declaration of love to the beautiful architecture of Barcelona. This is changing, as appears Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) and quoted above expresses an unusual invitation. Here the complexities and confusions that show the love in all its guises, erotically and emotionally. For the fourth in the league is Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz) into the game, Juan Antonio’s great destructive love with which he can live any more than without them.

Is at all amusing complications always a little philosophizing in this film. Why is love so hard to define? This question can not logically subsumed in a twelve-minute strip. So she stands behind the good one and a half hours, with Woody entertain us so well.

Do not worry: This film never slips into a philosophical seminar. He is with life enough to aufzublättern relish the varieties of sensibility. And he is smart enough to know every second to: Define can love anyway. She does what she wants, there are no valid solutions, but custom designs that are constantly renegotiating.

Just for a moment creates the impression that Woody Allen would have something similar in mind, like Goethe in his Elective Affinities . Is there a chemical attraction that stands for the irrational, magical power of love, as Juan Antonio and Maria Elena speak of a “missing element” in their relationship. As such miraculous power turns out to be Cristina. The adventurous American woman stumbles into a three-way relationship. She takes him with her and with two bed. This seems for a moment as a kind of paradise, and ideal solution. But that is not all.

That this is all the turns come along so lightly, not least the merit of outstanding actors. As usual, Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen is running on a brilliant performance. But stunningly are Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Rebecca Hall, who shot the first time with the director. If, for example, Penélope Cruz makes the fur flies, then at least we know that the question of morality in matters of love does not arise. This is wild, amoral, ruthless honesty. And with all pain somehow beautiful.

(Peter Gutting)

Title: Vicky Cristina Barcelona Country of production: U.S., Spain Year of production: 2008 Length: 96 (Min) Rental: Concorde Film Distribution ISBN: 4010324026996

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