The film I regret missing the most during last years Fantasia festival was Ron Morales’ Graceland, which premiered in the Contemporary Filipino Cinema the day I was on the train coming back to Toronto. Well, Drafthouse films has picked it up and cut a tense trailer for the film that has been drawing breathless comparisons to Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low. Not a film comparison one should toss about lightly. I’m not looking to see this even more, as the trailer confirms that the picture straddles the line between gritty and quite handsome.
Resident culture snob.