● Morometer 2 (Romania, 2018), by Stere Gulea.
Most of the arts have shown that the actual fact of development does not automatically guarantee that you will recover, and even by criticizing empirical, we will say that the opposite. Cinema, with a preference for immediate reality, is the most sensitive in terms of a "terrible project". This was the main reason why I was skeptical about the project Morometer 2; especially the 30-year-old separation of the first film was enough to designate a series of recent abstinences and craftsmen of good craftsmen under Communist criticism, but once they have given a flavor of freedom, they have disappeared.
However, the new film Stere Gulea is honored by his task, not the simplest: the second volume of Moromeţii Marin Preda is not just a crunch of the family life of Ilie Moromete, who was created in close relationship with the relative world of sealed the village – as did the first. Scopeof the second part is much more extensive, and it considers land mapping (both spatial and timely) in full metamorphosis, where the reality is slippery and it becomes impossible to break between one and a & Other. There are powerful psychological times that are marked by the terrible confidence of the people in a predictable future, but also by the uncertainty caused by a new war.
I think that one of the miniatures of the movie, as Gulea's ambition is to attack the social-political transformations in the communist system, but also the souls crossed by Elijah and & # 39 ; r diweddar Niculae. Within an hour and 50 minutes, as long as the film's time runs, the fact that the scenario campaigns between the face of the village and the city that is increasingly changing between conservatives and the "new world", and among many characters is not an asset – the novel has a place to develop, but the movie can only touch these themes (family, society, time), giving a look Detailed information on things that are already known. Having said that, there is also bad news for secondary school students who hope to replace the novel reading with the Gulea movie because the latter also includes pieces of Life as a prey: Niculae not only has the ambitions of society's reform, but also of creating an individual, so that it immerses itself in the sweating environment of the newspaper.
Secondly Josh Pasina plays as little Niculae. The boy is really taking the step of integrating into the new world with readings from Lenin and trying to avoid the primitive world of the Romanian village – but Pashtina, however, appears from another movie, overseas to the physical work of the earth, as well as the intellectual party invested at that time of crossroads. On the other hand, Horatiu Mălăele and Ilie comes from: a resigning character, which flows from the word and the hereditary-introspective character of the first film towards a nihilist mother which is hard to penetrate. The males make Elijah's character that does not keep up with time but deepens deeply into the new reality. The decline of the man is incredible: the eldest sons, who have shown "discreet" trends long, stayed in Bucharest, Nile fell ahead, the significance of the Niculae spiritual (eternal "needs of what you need read it? ") – and the situation with Catrina's wife (Dana Dogaru in a short and busy role) has declined due to her homes for other women in the village.
The film may not have a precise approach to any threads that are open to change the order – but it does not even come into anti-impatient scammers. After all, I believe that the crime for over 30 years has been beneficial because it has allowed a balanced look at the content: the film's structure is as classic as possible, perhaps a little anady, but moderation – or equal – from the scenario of the ideologies of the opposite (and co-living) of the times that they are speculating debates themselves without doubt in the contemporary Romanesque period, and not in the lovely disturbance of the 1990's.
in Morometer 1The then-Niculae character was essential in a different way than this thematic catalyst: his role was to reflect events seen through his eyes. Gulea has interrupted her with an adult who helps children, just to point out her incapacity lost slowly. It's a move that reminds it Ivan's childhood from Tarkovsky, who inspired the film a poetic vision, almost breathless. The origins of this viability also appear in the new movie, by a very slowly broken image by Vivi Dragan Vasile, which means that the village is a quiet refuge and is topower of the city. But Gulea is now closer to reality, integrating as much as New Wave's lesson with longer frames. The result is a movie scanned and carefully, and it's possible to take over the technical methods – the last frame holds the folk house from turn rally – but it's obvious that it is harmonious. Films (also) should generally be expected how is saline grain; Morometer 2 It may be an exception that proves the rule.
Morometer 2 He will run in cinemas starting on November 16.
Picture by Stere Gulea