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I Don't Want To Talk About It / We Don't Want To Talk About It / De Eso No Se Habla

  I Don't Want To Talk About It / We Don't Want To Talk About It / De Eso No Se Habla Review
Tookey's Rating
3 /10
Average Rating
4.67 /10
Marcello Mastroianni, Alejandro Podesta,

Directed by: Maria Luisa Bemberg
Written by: Maria Luisa Bemberg

Released: 1993
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Argentina/ Italy
Colour: C
Length: 102

An aged businessman (Marcello Mastroianni) falls for a teenage dwarf (Alejandro Podesta).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Another achingly slow, soppy, soporific film from feminist film-maker Maria Luisa Bemberg. IThe affair is portrayed sentimentally, believe it or not, and although Ms Bemberg seems concerned to expose the dangers of female stereotyping, her film is riddled with it. The town whores have hearts of gold to a woman, and our midget heroine finds fulfilment by - you Fellini fans may already have guessed it - running off with a travelling circus. It's a smug, silly film whose first hour is almost totally redundant. It's sad to see a once great actor like Mastroianni reduced to going through the motions, for a director who can't even be bothered to light the film consistently from shot to shot.

"To make a film is always an adventure and a defiance. I Don't Want to Talk about It is the riskiest of my films and also the one that taught me the most about myself... Charlotte is a metaphor for all of us who are in one way or another different from the flock. In that sense... she could be any independent spirit."

(Maria Luisa Bemberg)

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