Forgot this match was ending today. Managed to finish November with 10 minutes to spare.
1. La caza - 7ish
2. November - 7ish
I only knew about The Hunt because of the controversy over the rabbit hunting, but after seeing it I don't think it's nearly that controversial.
I'd argue the killing of the marten or even the beetle as more unnecessary; at least the rabbits were all eaten and other parts used
Taut and effective, and a rare film with no likeable characters that I actually enjoyed. But where did the dog disappear to halfway through?
November just didn't hit it with me. Beautiful cinematography, but sometimes too washed out or too dark to actually make out what was happening. Acting was solid, story was solid (especially the folklore of the kratts), but it felt overlong and didn't coalesce into anything substantial for me. It does make me want to read the book, though.
And why didn't the plague kill everyone after swearing to spare the two young folk? That didn't make sense to me. Also, when that guy ate the shit-filled bread, I was eating chocolate-dipped dried mango; I almost vomited right then and there. And did he really rape the servant? Or was that just him fantasizing? I couldn't tell. And the baron was really effete and effeminate... was he lusting over Hans and that's why he made him overseer?
Oh, and I was going to comment that this film definitely should be on the Weird list... just checked it and it is indeed; don't know why I thought it was unofficial.
Thanks to both managers for selecting these films that I probably would have kept putting off watching for years.