Successful American debut of Nacho Vigalondo's first work, "Timecrimes".
The first long film by this director from Cantabria (Spain), whose short film "7:35 in the Morning" was nominated for an Oscar in 2005, was shown las September during the festival opening night in the cinema which has been said to be "the best one in America": El Alamo Drafthouse. Apart from the jury prize, Vigalondo has got a Silver Medal for being the audience's second best scored film.
Several media from independent cinema circles echoed the premiére of "Timecrimes", agreeing that this is a very good film. Specifically, famous critic Harry Knowles, the guru of the webpage aintitcool.com, has said that he loves this film, which he considers to be "perfect".
Expressions such as "elegant, intelligent and, above all, human" (H. Knowles), "Vigalondo catches the audience" (Peter Martin) or "A Perfect Ending" (Chris Cargill) are abundant in Amercian public reviews. Vigalondo has said in his weblog that reactions to the film have been "a dream come true".
Shooted during 2006 fall in differents places located all in Cantabria and The Basque Country, "Timecrimes" will be presented for the first time in Spain during the Sitges Festival, with showings on October 11, 12 and 13.
LINKS OF INTEREST:
Official webpage of the film: http://www.loscronocrimenes.com/
Nacho Vigalondo's weblog, director: http://blogs.elpais.com/nachovigalondo/
Data of the Film in Sitges Festival:http://www.cinemasitges.com/ct/index.php?a=films_fitxa&idFilm=504
Harry Knowles' Review: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34133
Peter Martin's Review: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/fantastic-fest-report-diary-of-the-dead-hells-fever-timecrimes-the-ferryman/
Massawyrm's Review: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34134
Fantastic Fest audience votes:http://fantasticfest.bside.com/2007/?_view=_filmdetails&filmId=32867692
Review about the award got in the Fantastic Fest:http://fantasticfest.blogspot.com/2007/09/timecrimes-wins-best-picture.htm