Fantastic Fest

Friday, January 02, 2009

Wholphin serves up a TIMECRIMES Appetizer

If you follow what’s going on at the Alamo Drafthouse or Fantastic Fest, then you’ve no doubt heard ad nausium our gushing praise for Nacho Vigalondo. That little Spainaird packs a big cinematic punch, and we can’t wait to finally put is brilliant feature TIMECRIMES on the Alamo screen, which opens for a full run at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on January 16!

Before Nacho made TIMECRIMES, however, he was successful short film director, and was even nominated for an Academy Award for one particularly hysterical and bizarre gem called 7:35 in the Morning. All his shorts are exceptional (you can expect a great pre-show program of them when you come see TIMECRIMES at South Lamar) but there’s one in particular that got the whole crowd revved up- CHOQUE. A very funny and heartbreaking story of love, jealousy and bumper cars. Apparently, we’re not alone in loving it- the short is currently featured on the Wholphin DVD Magazine! (Incidentally, another Fantastic Fest short, Arthur Metcalf’s Fantasie in Bubblewrap, is also featured in the collection…did Wholphin send a spy?)

Above there’s a YouTube link for CHOQUE, but if you really want to do yourself a favor, go out and pick up a copy of Wholphin (I know BookPeople carries it here in Austin) to see the film in full resolution. Nacho is a great man and a better director. Do not miss your chance to check out TIMECRIMES.


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