06 mai 2007

MOVIE REVIEW | 'KARMEN GEI' : Driving Men, and Women, Crazy

MOVIE REVIEW | 'KARMEN GEI' Driving Men, and Women, CrazyBy ELVIS MITCHELL / http://www.nytimes.com My movie that begins with a dance number that takes place in a prison yard is out to bedevil its audience by any means necessary. Beguiling and peppery, the berserkly picaresque "Karmen Gei" — which starts a run today at the Film Forum in Manhattan — is enormously likable, partly because it is aware of its own grasp of the absurd. Unfortunately, it is also sadly inconsistent ; it definitely flags whenever its star... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2007

Variety.com

A durable figure who's already seen screen incarnations in flamenco, hip-hop and even '60s Euro sexploitation form, Carmen once again leaves the operatic arena for a new context in "Karmen, " Joseph Gai Ramaka's semimusical Senegalese take on the classic tale. Though somewhat uneven in storytelling terms, this multinational co-production is so vividly alive with visual, sonic and performance energy that it overwhelms formal quibbles. A rare African feature tooled for -- and meriting -- broad commercial export, pic is... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2007

New York African Film Festival

Mother Africa's New Breed Karmen Gei; "New York African Film Festival" by Jessica Winter April 3 - 9, 2002 Karmen Gei Written and directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka New York African Film Festival Walter Reade April 5 through 11 There are 52 known film versions of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, ranging from DeMille's 1915 patchwork debacle to Preminger's workmanlike all-black musical Carmen Jones in 1954 to Godard's dejection ode (and Karina exorcism?) Prénom: Carmen in 1984. Prosper Mérimée's slippery... [Lire la suite]
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