REVIEW: Blondi – Celebrating Bohemian Life with a Touch of Comedy
Argentine cinema has been capturing different realities that define the nation and Latin America. The films often depict the circumstances of marginal humanity with a dash of satire and acidity that breaks down the thick layer of rigidity and seriousness. Blondi, directed by Dolores Fonzi, is a brief and forceful essay on being and her circumstance.
Blondi, a pollster with a punk spirit, leads a fun-filled bohemian life with her son Mirko. The film, a comedy, has the usual elements held by reins of Argentine cinema, cultural references to the economic situation, and bohemian life. Rita Cortese in a role steals the film, establishing the story of familial familiarity in each of its nuances, delivering a result that transcends as an act of rebellion.
Blondi navigates through the bars and streets of Buenos Aires discovering the mysteries of her own life and those around her. The screenplay doesn’t forget the secondary characters, who give credibility to the story and create memorable scenes that stay with the viewer forever.
The portrayal of the Argentine family relations finds some of the highest points as it coexists with the ordinary scenarios in which Blondi develops. The subtlety present in the film delivers a good port, making the viewer enjoy every second on the screen.
Blondi, a story about women narrated and written by a woman, depicts the human condition of the absurd in scenes of introspection of the protagonist. The film manages to win the hearts of its people, especially of Blondi’s character, who does not give in or give up and finally manages to reach the top of the world.
The film, produced by Santiago Mitre, has established Dolores Fonzi as a promising director in the industry. Blondi is a must-watch comfort movie that celebrates extraordinary humans beings.