The fan of a popular film actress Jill Goddard Nick comes to Austin on presentation of its new film. Nick – the manager of the largest fan site Jill, and today at it appeared possibility to catch an exclusive material during a joint dinner with the idol. Waiting for a meeting Nick receives a call from unknown number from mysterious incognito, presented by the name Cord, and learns that the dinner is cancelled, but the Cord will help Nick to extract Jill’s exclusive shots, after all it is connected to all digital devices in her handbag, a hotel room, hotel and even the city. Nick needs to help the unexpected well-wisher slightly. And here the young man already appears is tightened in a network of big plot from which there is no exit.
For realness giving the film is shot not by means of ordinary chambers, and with use of chambers of mobile devices and webcams of computers and laptops
To watch Nacho Vigalondo’s creativity, the Spanish director with the irrepressible imagination, difficult, but it is extremely interesting. His unusual view of time and a matter is not always clear from the first viewing, with a format of creation of the worlds of his pictures it is possible to argue, but while you catch his mood, its understanding of the events, you are dipped into a dizzy funnel of heroes, events, emotions and feelings. On power of the imagination and force of visual images Vigalondo can be compared to Michel Gondri or even Terry Gilliam, and the imagination falls outside the limits it even the most experienced screenwriters of Hollywood and aspires to Robert Sheckley or Stanislav Lem’s heights and if you still did not see «A temporary loop», the pleasure поблуждать in an amusing puzzle with the unpredictable ending at least lost.
Sascha Grey agreed on a role in «Open windows» not only because is the fan of creativity of Vigalondo but also because itself is the person who tests constant enormous pressure from fans and Internet community
«Open windows», on the one hand, diligently continue the general direction taken by Vigalondo still at the time of his first short films. It is the conspiracy thriller, not too serious at a superficial glance and extremely vigorous even to measures of generation of YouTube. On the other hand, the picture is sharply allocated from among previous, first of all with existence of stars among actors. Earlier in Vigalondo’s films the people who are a little known not only in Russia, but also in the homeland of the director played, moving to Hollywood made possible more recognizable casting, but the choice for Elaydzhi Wood and Sascha Grey’s leading roles leaves very disputable impression.
Why? Yes because Vigalondo’s films is a Vigalondo. It and only it. Existence in Wood’s shot which, as usual, is faultless as small imperceptible ботана in the shirt clasped under a collar and with an innocent look (remember at least recent "Maniac"), considerably draws attention from the general to the particular. And what to speak about existence in Sascha Grey’s film – actresses not to the strongest from the drama party, but viewer permanently fixing an eye a scandalous loop. From existence in a caption of known actors the film, certainly, will gather additionally additional money in hire, but from the creative point of view it is rather a step to the direction opposite from improvement of style of Vigalondo. Style where the story prevails over story-tellers.
But even behind Elaydzhi Wood’s inclined over the laptop puny back and breast of Sascha Grey bashfully covered with a dressing gown the history in the film all the same predominates. And it at all so одномерна also is simple, as can seem to the viewer, come to watch the thriller about the persecutor and the victim. The film is, in fact, reflection about the new world, the world where there is no private life and a privacy as those. The main character is at a stare at once from several parties, each her step watches not only the agent, but also the crowds of fans doing by national property each her photo, each word and gesture. Besides, the abundance of digital equipment and gadgets does by the potential victim of each of us, malefactors can directly look at the moment of reading of this text at you via the webcam of your computer, the iPhone or the chambers of street video surveillance induced at your windows. Paranoia? Still yesterday over it it would be possible to laugh. But leakage of personal photos of the celebrities, occurred quite recently, proves that we are vulnerable. Consider, what your secrets are necessary to nobody? But you not necessarily will become the victim of malefactors, you quite wash to appear only the tool, as Wood’s hero in the first part of a picture.