Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A POOH calypse NOW

Francis Ford Coppola meets AA Milne; Marlon Brando meets Winnie the Pooh; Vietnam meets the Hundred Acre Wood. Mexican artist Artemio's new film offers a jarring juxtaposition of mediums, as a cuddly, happy-go-lucky bear is outfitted with the crazed ramblings of Apocalypse Now's Colonel Kurtz. Is it a commentary on the invasion of Iraq, a critique of the entertainment industry's glorification of war, or both? Whatever you take away from this bizarrely affecting film, one thing's for sure: you'll never be able to watch The Tigger Movie in the same way again.

– Rob Hinchcliffe