ÀGATA’S FRIENDS (LAS AMIGAS DE ÀGATA) (2015) by Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius and Marta Verheyen
“You have to be outdoors”
“Àgata’s Friends” makes us thing about a question that we often make ourselves in some point of our lives, maybe in college days: If we met our childhood friends now, would we still stablish the same relationship?
Through this question, this nice film pictures how Àgata, a teenager, turns into an adult. Growing up is not letting the years go on, but getting to know new things and let them change us. And that’s what happens to Àgata in her first university year; she tries new experiences, but when she tries to share them with whom have been her friends, she’s not able to make her past and her new life fit.
Many people will think think that nothing happens during the 70 minutes of movie, that they have just seen a group of girls having fun. And that is, precisely, the best thing of the movie. If you compare the Àgata from the beginning of the movie with the one at the of the movie, it’s obvious that she has changed and we haven’t realized about that, as it happens in real life.
Talking about technical issues “Àgata’s Friends” is, at the same time,the first movie and the final project of four young film students, so obviously has mistakes.
But also has many good things. Both use of the camera, as the cinematography try to give realism to the scenes; with a satisfactory result.
Besides, the work of the actresses is remarkable, all of them acting students. But especially the actress who plays Ari. Ari is that friend that we’ve all had and that always gets everyone attention. And Marta Cañas, the actress, shines in the movie as much as Ari would do in real life.
All of this turns into a fresh movie, an accurate picture of those college days that we all remember.
Traducido por: Irene Subiela.