Mila from Mars
Yesterday I finally managed to get to the Arena cinema to see the Mila from Mars – the recent Bulgarian movie almost everyone around me has been talking about in the past few weeks.
Well, to be short when giving my opinion first about the movie – a worthwhile 6 leva spent for a movie. For a Bulgarian movie! Not for the regular, Hollywood-style things (I intentionally call that type of movies „things“). But the essential part with Mila from Mars is that the money from the tickets go to Bulgaria. So I like the idea of having seeing something Bulgarian and actually given my money for the ticket for Bulgaria’s culture and cinema production.
Anyhow, this was a little patriotic diversion. Now about the movie. Before I saw the movie, the people that already had seen it told me that it was very weird movie. Somewhat I didn’t find it that way. Especially considering the fact that staff and the crew of the production is formed in its majority by NATFIZ students. So it’s fresh (and maybe weird to some?) from its nature. The non-linear plot at times, the excellent camera work (got to underline this because I haven’t seen such camera work in a Bulgarian movie for quite a while) are great and really make the movie different from what has been seen in the last couple of years of Bulgarian cinema production. In addition to this, this movie is the first Bulgarian movie that I cannot put into the category „nihilistic-existentialist“. For some unknown reason this movie felt to me a bit positive to me.
Anyway. I won’t elaborate on my personal impression from the movie anymore. My mark is definitely 4.8 out of 5. So if you still haven’t seen the movie – go see it. (In Sofia it’s a pity that currently it is shown only at the Arena cineplex).