We’ve brought ten great movies that make incredible use of red in their stories. The idea here is only to include works in which red plays a fundamental role in the development of the story, either in the plot itself or simply in an aesthetic unfolding, acting by making clear, even to the most disconnected viewer, its comprehensive presence in the work. Let’s go to the list!
10º – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)The film follows the hectic nuances of the lives of a manager and an employee of a hotel, showing the turbulent events that the two go through during the first half of the 20th century. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has the traditional irresistible atmosphere of Wes Anderson’s cinema, with a fascinating and always dynamic history.
9º – The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)Seeking to become a great model, a young woman changes cities and ventures into the cruel world of her profession. Strange events will happen with her and the people around her, putting in doubt her entire initial goal. Directed by the great Nicolas Winding Refn, ‘The Neon Demon’ is impeccable in its aesthetic construction, making use of warm colours to give dynamics to every fragment of the scene. The film’s plot is also very engaging, leaving the audience completely focused on resolving each conflict. Another essential detail for the success of what Refn proposes to tell is the presence of Elle Fanning as protagonist.
8º – Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)When a woman finds herself in the middle of the final stretch of her life, condemned by cancer, it will be up to her two sisters to give her some comfort in the midst of pain. However, the presence of the two sisters will only exacerbate the suffering of all those exposed there. ‘Cries & Whispers’ is a film that changes the way the spectator sees the world. Everything contained there is of an impressive perfection. There are many scenes that literally shiver us for their intense substance, such as, for example, the monologue of Erland Josephson’s character in relation to one of the sisters, under the figure of a mirror, or the moment when the characters of Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin embark on a discussion about the constitution of the family relationship between the two. Finally, there are several incredible moments in this film. One of the greatest works ever conceived in cinema.
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