This Netherlands Antilles/Dutch picture is absolutely stunning, and I will certainly keep a vivid memory of it. The three lead actors - playing a young girl, her father, and her grandfather - all give strong performances, and the cinematography makes the image of this film's events, and the landscape of Curaçao, last. Buladó is about opposites. Between movement and structure. Between realism and magic. Between pragmatism and idealism. Between the recent globalization and ancient local traditions. But, ultimately, it is the love for each other that unites the family, winning over grief. Don't miss this one!
As the different mentalities of rational father Ouira and spiritual grandfather Weljo start to clash, eleven-year-old Kenza is determined to find her own path into adult life. A magical-realism film placed on a junkyard in Curaçao.
February 12, 2021