Review by: Marijke
Lake Los Angeles was a movie about a middle aged Cuban and a 10 year old Mexican girl—who meet at the beginning of the movie and then again right at the very end. What the purpose of the movie was, is as yet to be determined, as the man appeared to be involved in some part of the chain to smuggle illegal Mexicans across the Mexican border, and the girl was in one of those shipments. The remainder of the movie showed two separate lives. The man pining about his wife and two kids back in Cuba and the girl fending for herself in an old desert house talking to a mythical “old man” in her snow globe. There audience was given suspense, however, as the audience seemed to be kept waiting over and over again to see if something dramatic or worth while watching was going to occur. Nothing dramatic really occurred, which really made the move a little long winded. Furthermore, a few times the close ups chopped off the top of the heads of the characters, which left a lot to be said for the photography.
All in all, this move gets 3 out of 5.
|English Title:||Lake Los Angeles|
|Type of Film:||Narrative Feature|
|Independent Visions Competition|
|Executive Producer:||Dawn Densmore|
|Athina Rachel Tsangari|
|Produced By:||Atsuko Okatsuka|
|Editing By:||Santos S. Santos|
|Production Design by:||Minjung Kim|
|Music By:||María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir|