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      Obaba

      2005 1h 47m Drama List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Lourdes (Bárbara Lennie) is a young college student who is assigned a film-making project. She decides to make a documentary about the small Basque town where she lives and its colorful inhabitants. Over the course of making her film, Lourdes gains new perspectives on her rural community, by observing the intimate details of the lives of the people living there. But, in doing so, Lourdes ultimately winds up learning the most interesting things about herself. Read More Read Less

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      Jonathan Holland Variety A mesmerizing and evocative experience for protagonist and viewer alike. Sep 15, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Nothing good, but also nothing terribly wrong. It is just it does not keep the interest to continue watching. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member No me gustó demasiado, los episodios mezclados del pasado con el presente, hacen que pierdas un poco la historia de los personajes. Al final se hace un poco pesada, pese al buen comienzo. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Con un poco de retraso desde su estreno, hoy me puse a ver la cinta de Montxo Armendariz sobre los misterios de Obaba. Ambientada en la sociedad rural de Navarra, se entremezclan episodios del pasado con el presente de los habitantes del pueblo de Obaba. La joven Lourdes(Bárbara Lennie) intenta convertir su práctica de universidad en una auténtica maraña de sentimientos y testimonios... Llena de simbolismos, de imagenes, de silencios que llenan la panntalla, Obaba se convierte en un CLÁSICO del cine ESPAÑOL. Estupendo metraje, estupenda banda sonora y sobre todo, fantástica ambientación. Una reflexión: si estás a gusto en un lugar, ¿porqué vas a irte de ahí? No importa que estés alejado de todo, en un sitio recóndito. Sólo uno mismo conoce y encuentra su sitio vital. Visita el Hostal Obaba Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow film, located in the north of Spain... And everybody who knows how these little towns are, get trapped with the film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review bill t Although this starts out promisingly, a woman in a car is weaving around dark roads in the middle of the night in the middle of the forest until she almost hits a man holding a lizard! This gave me the impression that we were going to see something special, something almost David Lynchian (if there is such a term), but unfortunately, the film starts to go everyplace, not having a core center, just sort of meandering story about a woman trying to solve a mystery of a small town. The character study goes all over the place, and I couldn't really care for any of the characters it seems, especially when some of the story all of a sudden goes into flashback mode. I had some hopes for this movie, but all in all, it was a bit of a letdown. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review James B not as creepy as I'd hoped, but it was decent. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/03/07 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Lourdes (Bárbara Lennie) is a young college student who is assigned a film-making project. She decides to make a documentary about the small Basque town where she lives and its colorful inhabitants. Over the course of making her film, Lourdes gains new perspectives on her rural community, by observing the intimate details of the lives of the people living there. But, in doing so, Lourdes ultimately winds up learning the most interesting things about herself.
      Director
      Montxo Armendáriz
      Producer
      Puy Oria, Montxo Armendáriz, Karl Baumgartner, Michael Eckelt
      Screenwriter
      Montxo Armendáriz
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Catalan
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 15, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital