The Window

Director: Carlos Sorin
Year Released: 2008
Rating: 2.0

A dying man - confined to his home in Argentina - waits for his son, a famous concert pianist, to come visit him and share an old bottle of bubbly. Minimalist film allows its rampant symbolism to provide 'meaning,' starting with the old man's dream about a nurse - it makes me think that what the filmmaker has to say about death is what (in this case) he read in novels and saw in other films: it's a depersonalized, unaffecting approach. The cinematography - by Julián Apezteguia - evokes the color work of Almendros.