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Ombline by Stephane Cazes #OffPlusCamera2013

This film has been granted the FIPRESCI award, was the runner up in the Main Competition and got also appreciated by the Youths Jury during Off Plus Camera 2013, which drew to an end last Sunday (April 21st) in Krakow, Poland.
Ombline is a private story of a young woman who finds out she’s pregnant after she has been arrested and put in jail for assault on a police officer guilty of the death of her late husband.
The plot circles around Ombline and her helplessness for most part of the film, but then she undergoes a transformation, bringing hope to people like her – flawed because of the circumstances she had to face as a child from troubled family.
Cazes worked on this feature debut of his for several years which is in a way reflected in the pace of the film – full of perfection, attention to detail and unforgettable lighting.
The beauty of the main actress does not allow for taking the hypnotised eyes off the screen.
It is sentimental, it is naive and it is slightly unreal. But – why not have a sentimental prison story for future generations.
Definitely worth my time.

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Re-encounter by Ming JongKeun

One of a few films shown at Off Plus Camera in the Busan section.

It’s a hunt for the past, an attempt at patching very old scars which will never cure, never get back to their original healthy surface.

A story of naive hope that some things can be fixed, when in fact, they never will. A sad look at a dramatic couple who conceived a child a few years back, whom they gave away for adoption and how life has changed over the years.

There’s a strong parallel between the lives of people and the lives of dogs. There seems to be a concept of transplaced sense of motherhood that the main protagonist exercises on sick and abandoned dogs she takes care of.

A very melancholic and sad experience.

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