Comedy, drama, by David Yáñez, Spain, 2015.
Hangover after hangover, a group of unemployed friends with no great prospects for the future try to survive the frenzy of their desires and feelings, their existential anguish and rock 'n' roll at a summer music festival, trying to put some order in their hearts and their heads. Doubts, betrayals, jealousies, amorous torments of twenty-year-old Spaniards with no prospect of the future, except that of wanting to love at all costs.
David Yáñez's script is genuine and pure, clearly autobiographical. We are on the side of Linklater's cinema and the transgressions of the editing rules of Godard's Nouvelle Vague. Although Many Pieces of Something is a low budget film, Yáñez takes us into history with a mix of extremely effective styles such as the mockumentary, using the camera by hand, in order not to lose the naturalness of the actors, who often confess their feelings by speaking directly to the camera as if it were the only true friend you can trust. The young director knows how to make the most of the actors, and the fact that they are little known brings more freshness to the story. Víctor Vázquez and Laura Contreras stand out from the group of performers. Victor Vàsquez in particular, an actor with a profile similar to that of Michael Fassbender, surprises with the naturalness he reveals at every moment, while Contreras makes her role as a simple woman extremely captivating, who plays the part of the aggressive to be more intriguing. Many pieces of something is a fascinating first work with a style of truth and experimental cinema, appreciable both for the characters who make the viewer experience the emotions of the loves of the twenties, and for the desire to tell something personal and intimate.
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