An unfortunately toothless and unfocused documentary with a terribly skewed perspective on a very sensitive subject.
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This must be one of the few movies that completely adopt a child's point of view, it feels so real and natural. Ana de Torrent is astonishing, and the fact that this movie was made during the Franco regime is kind of incredible, because the symbolism is pretty clear but at the time it's not cheap, because the script is so well written and the film is so well shot (seriously, the cinematography!) that it all seems like a dark fable, but an extremely poetic one. A huge accomplishment.
A masterful exercise in suspense, tension and terror, Wait Until Dark is expertly directed, finely written, exceptionally edited and magnificently acted. Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin put up a glorious acting rumble that is just as exciting as the cat-and-mouse game that is the core of the plot, so ingeniously designed that it reverts the initial power positions in a way that never feels contrived. And the use of production design is stellar!