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May 3, 2014
07:01

by Alina Shron


So let’s talk About Last Night. Or kind of. Last night I went to Återträffen, a highschool reunion of sorts. 

The word was out already during CPH DOX ‘13, but sometimes you need to dwell on an invitation, purely because you can.

Famous artist Anna Odell, for example, didn’t get an invitation to her class reunion.

And boy did she dwell on it: first she made a film about what could have happened if she’d gone and confronted her former bullies.

Then she showed this made-up confrontation to her former classmates. Their reactions are what makes this documentary-fiction medley a drama.

Before the situation could get out of hand, I fled to follow a Song from the Forest.

Not a very original thing to do apparently, since the American ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno has already travelled to the Central African jungle 25 years ago, where he stayed to record 1,000 hours of original BaAka music and raise his pygmy son, Samedi.

The director of this documentary, travel journalist Michael Obert, is less interested in the music than in the juxtaposition of life in the Congo and in Gotham, and he follows the duo on their journey through both.

I followed too, but got distracted by a blockbuster about a slave-turned-gladiator who beats all the odds to first save his true love, and then his true Pompeii. This grand-scale but oddly old-fashioned 3D epic is an eye-popper, and its Metacritic score is clad in royal red (39).

This critical attire (also 39) is probably the only thing that Pompeii’s ex-slave has in common with unintentional mistress Cameron Diaz, who is one of The Other Woman in the film that according to the New York Daily News deserves a new category: a ‘non-com’. It appears you had better stick with this woman right here.

And About Last Night... Well let’s not get into details here about how two couples go from bar to bedroom, since if you want to know you should go and watch the film. Plenty of ‘rom’  in this com ...

 

 

 

 




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