Nadie Sabe Que Estoy Aquí [Nobody Knows I’m Here] (2020)

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Memo lives on a remote Chilean sheep farm, hiding a beautiful singing voice from the outside world. A recluse with a glittery flair, he can’t stop dwelling on the past, but what will happen once someone finally listens? (Letterboxd)
The quiet visual storytelling is done with the utmost artistry and intentionality as gorgeous cinematography, subtly powerful symbolism, and striking cuts slowly but steadily drive the narrative and keep it consistently compelling (the solid, understated turns by all fit in perfectly). A tad more exposition would’ve given the rising tension in the third act a little more edge though; as it was, it was a bit muddled. The musical climax, meanwhile, lacked the “wow” factor it was banking on.
7.5/10 (Really Good)

 

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