Monday, December 31, 2012
Then a secret is revealed and the film goes to hell, especially when the director refuses to take a stand post the revelation and ends the film in a tearing hurry. So much for a suspenseful build up!
Written and directed by: Caio Sóh; starring Emilio Dantas, Remo Rocha and Paloma Duarte
Soulbound (2011); Teus Olhos Meus (original title)
Director: Caio Sóh
Writer: Caio Sóh
Duration: 105 min
A boozing, pot-smoking and penniless Brazilian musician is kicked out of his uncle's home in "Soulbound," though he conveniently bumps into a wealthy music producer whose relationship with his b.f. has just hit rock-bottom. Directorial debut from Brazilian scribe-helmer Caio Soh has a youthful freshness and flair for off-the-cuff poetry that compensate for many of its beginners' mistakes, though a telenovela-worthy final twist undermines the otherwise nicely modulated emotional arcs. Bound for the indie and queer circuits as well as ancillary, the pic should also convince a local producer to invest time and money in this rough talent's second feature.