Saturday, June 17, 9:30 p.m., Castro Theatre: West Coast première
Saturday, June 24, 1:30 p.m., Victoria Theatre
|Nobody’s Watching / Nadie nos mira|
Nico (pictured; Guillermo Pfening, The Last Summer of La Boyita/El último verano de la Boyita, Frameline 34, by the same director) leaves Argentina, where he is one of the stars of a popular soap opera, to come to New York City in search of an international career. Unfortunately, the promises of work and a proper visa prove illusory, leaving him to do odd jobs under the table just to subsist. Apparently he eventually goes on to confront his real reasons for leaving Argentina and the foundations of his self-image as an artist and as a man, but the first 35 minutes of the film left me bored and unwilling to stick it out to see how Nico turns out. Admittedly I was tired from a long day in the festival, but I don’t often walk out of a Frameline screening. It wasn’t horrible, but it also failed to catch my interest. Not recommended.
Special note to hearing-impaired audiences: Much of the dialogue is in Spanish (and a few bits in Portuguese) with English subtitles; however, substantial portions of the dialogue are in English without subtitles.
• IMDb page • trailer •