“Right now, there are three of me. You’re going to help me get rid of the other two.”
After receiving an Oscar nomination for his short film 7:35 de la mañana, Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo went to work using his moment of glory to get his first feature written and financed. As is so often the case, he finally got it released years later, but Timecrimes was critically acclaimed and became quite the sci-fi festival darling. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t get the push it needed for its theatrical release and it died a quiet death at the box office. Luckily, its quality has kept people talking about it and watching it. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off our Time Travel series with Vigalondo’s 2007 film Timecrimes.
We talk about the twisty, turny nature of this story and work to piece it all together so that we can really figure out which version of Héctor is which and what he’s up to – and we think we figured it out! We revel in the glory of the time travel paradoxes created by the film as it relates to fate versus free will. We ponder the allegorical reading of the film as a take on adultery. And we look at the performers and how their acting works in context of the story being presented.
It’s a glorious time travel movie that’s a thrill to watch and puzzle through, and a great way to kick off our series, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins.