I don't know if anyone has posted about either of these yet, but I saw these two recently and thought I'd post about them. :)Cidade Baixa [Lower City]Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.
I saw this August 30 at an indie theatre and loved it. It's in Portuguese and stars Lázaro Ramos, Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga. I've heard it compared to Y tu mamá también
and City of God
, and while I haven't yet seen City of God
, I did notice a couple similarities to Y tu mamá también
. It's very intense at times and has quite an ambiguous ending, which I loved. Highly recommended, comes to region 1 DVD September 12! IMDb
// Official Site [English]The IllusionistA magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna who falls in love with a woman well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to a prince, the magician uses his powers to win her back and undermine the stability of the royal house of Vienna.
I saw this one earlier today, and it's one of my favorites of the year so far. Edward Norton stars, along with Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, and Rufus Sewell. It's very mesmerizing, with terrific performances, a clever story, and a fitting dark feel to the cinematography. I'm in love with this movie. ♥IMDb
// Official Site