Sunday, 19 September 2004

Review: The Motorcycle Diaries



Watched the Che Guevara youth biopic The Motorcycle Diaries as part of the First Brazilian Film Festival yesterday. (Seems like every embassy here in Singapore wants to start its own film festival - good work by the Singapore Film Society!) I've put up a review on Delta Sierra Arts, my arts review site. An extract is here:
If you had to choose an actor to play Che Guevara, Gael García Bernal would be near the top of that list (he apparently already did so in a TV show). As anyone who saw Y Tu Mama Tambien knows, he's got charisma to burn; as anyone who saw the 2003 Oscars knows, he's got the lefty politics. The Motorcycle Diaries is about a cross-continent trip the youthful Ernesto Guevara (played by Bernal; the "Che" name came later as a reference to his Argentinian origins) took with his companion Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna)... (click here for the rest of the review)
This guy's looking to recreate the Guevara-Granado journey. Good luck to him!




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