Karlovy Vary Review: ‘You Have To Come And See It’

Whether you’ve moved out of town, or are with your friends, there’s a lot to relate to. you have to come and see it (Tennis Que Venir e Verla), This Spanish film by Jonas Truba (August Virgin) has a pleasant entry Karlovy Vary International Film Festival The competition focused on two couples in their thirties who moved to Madrid.

Elena (Itasso Arana) and Daniel (Vitore Sainz) are still married in town, unlike their friends Susanna (Irene Escolar) and Guillermo (Francesco Carril, also seen in the KVIFF title). Ramona) The latter pair has moved to a small rural town, and returned to town for a rare reunion at a piano concert.

We know this is rare, because after the show, Susanna and Guillermo are counting down the months, over a glass of wine. You passed Elena and Daniel, whispering in their seats, come and beg for their new home. The train is still half an hour away, he reminds them. Promises are made, and six months later, Elena and Daniel make a somewhat reluctant trip to the suburbs, starting with that arrogant urban error of thinking you know more about trains than your hosts. As they are depicted around a relatively palatial, sunny house, the pleasures of country are obvious, but there are disadvantages as well, as couples continue to chat over lunch, table tennis and a little clumsy walk.

It is a simple yet effective set up; A character rumble driven by four terrifying performances and witty dialogue rooted in truth. I counted at least six lines that could either come straight out of my mouth, or that of a good friend. Despite an awkwardness created out of absence and expectation, the affection between the four is evident – so is the gentle entertainment when Elena is reading a political book she’s been reading.

you have to come and see it It is about friends trying to bring each other into their new world, be it literal or conceptual. It’s about longing for company, and wanting to stick to friendships that have been close in the past. Filmed during the pandemic, this is a short film that ends with an unusual meta coda, but it is not unwelcome. It’s a pleasure to spend 64 minutes with these four – and after all, the filmmakers are responsible for introducing us to them.