El Aura

“Mr. Bielinsky made use of a familiar film noir vocabulary, but not for the usual young-filmmaker-in-a-hurry purpose of showing off his facility with genre tricks. Rather, his movies restore some of the clammy, anxious atmosphere that made the old noirs so powerful to begin with…”

- A.O. Scott for The New York Times

I am not a film critic so I can never write such an insightful review. However, I have to admit that among the few movies I’ve watched recently, El Aura (aka. The Aura) is my absolutely favorite.

It’s a weird tale about a quiet taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, plans the crime of his life that he has been waiting for… While my hubby complains about the relative slow pace of the film, I, on the contrary, found it brilliant and really enjoyed it (you see, I am writing this post to see if any of you is on my side, lol).

Unlike those Hollywood blockbusters that deliver nothing but CGI effects and cheap stories, this Argentinian production draws you back to the essential beauty of a great film: the captivating plot, the real atmosphere, the amazing camera work and the outstanding performance. If you haven’t seen it and you are fond of crime & drama, the is one movie that will keep you on the edge throughout. ;-)


  1. 逍遥迷糊兔
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 7:04 am | Permalink



  2. Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:57 am | Permalink


  3. Lily @ http://lilyonthewater.livejournal.com
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I’m adding it to my “Must See” list!

  4. Birkinmary
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    ITA with you! and Ricardo Darin is such a charming guy too!!!!

  5. Posted July 25, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Lily, hope you won’t be disappointed. :-)

    Birkinmary, Thank you my dear. Totally agree, I just watched “Nine Queens” over the weekend. Ricardo Darin is a real chameleon: attractive, mysterious and charming!

  6. Kat
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I found your blog via Chocolate, cookies and candies:0) So far so good! I´m adding The Aura to my must see list. Thanks!

  7. Posted August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Kat, thank you for dropping by. I hope you won’t be disappointed with The Aura. ;-)

  8. Robertonipn
    Posted January 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Также следует обратить внимание на хронические заболевания.
    Влюбившись, Овен не будет медлить в выражении чувств.
    Честно говоря я в полной растерянности от прочитанного.
    Если понравилась, то другие истории ждут вас в главной ленте!
    С Часами этого не было.


  9. Krystal
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    I like the Carling ads – Space is detnfaiely the stronger – the casting is great – love the delivery of ‘I thought they were quite smart actually’ line.What is it you don’t like about them anon 11:56?

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