9º – High Tension (Alexandre Aja, 2003)When visiting her best friend’s house, located in a small rural area of France, a young woman finds herself in an unpleasant situation when a serial killer invades the house at dawn, exterminating the whole family of that friend. Now it is up to her to survive and also to try to keep her friend alive. Owner of an intermittent tension (as its title indicates), this film is a pearl of the horror cinema of the beginning of this century. It’s 91 minutes of scares and twists, with memorable little scenes. However, far from being perfect, the film has one of the most pathetic endings of all genres, greatly diminishing the brightness of the rest of the work.
8º – Paradise Faith (Ulrich Seidl, 2012)Ulrich Seidl delivers here the best film of the controversial trilogy of paradise. A film that questions the ethical and moral pillars intrinsic to a society, pouring good doses of hammer on the spectator. We will have provocative themes present in the work, such as fetishism and the concept of faith as an escape from the perverse. ‘Paradise Faith’ will still make its thematic connection in history with a great classic by Chantal Akerman, the masterpiece ‘Jeanne Dielman’.
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