Leap Year (2010)
AKA: Ano Bisiesto
Directed by: Michael Rowe
Starring: Monica del Carmen (Laura), Gustavo Sanchez Parra (Arturo), Marco Zapata (Raul)
Country: Mexico; Effed Up Mexican Films
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Spanish Movies
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Women, BDSM-Roleplay, Self-Harm, Voyeur, Pissing
Plot – Spoilers:
Laura lives by herself in a small apartment in Mexico City, writing freelance articles for business magazines. Her loneliness is only punctuated by spying on her neighbors, bringing home one-night stands and conversations with her mother and brother that are soaked in lies about an active social life. She is so lonely, she has imaginary relationships with her neighbors and even masturbates to the couple next-door being casually intimate. And when she’s bored enough, she stubs out the community-driven ants that line her window panes, with a cigarette.
The year is a leap-year and Laura starts marking down the days to February 29, the 4th anniversary of her father’s death. A man who holds great significance in her life. It is strongly suggested he used to abuse her from when she was 12 and later left her their house following his death. Perhaps as compensation. Or as a reward. Maybe reward seems more fitting, because there seems to have been no atonement from him. And so, Laura carries this hollow pain that starts to manifest in her sexual life when she brings home Arturo, a wannabe actor. What begins as ass-slapping, morphs into harder areas, as she initially encourages the sexual violence to retain his interest in her. But later, to also fill the increasing void.
im the first and here are my requests…………….
One of only a few movies out there that adeptly (and artfully) demonstrates the mind’s ability to defend itself by sexualizing trauma. A very poignant and potent film about the tragedy of emptiness.
Another tragedy is how you could easily find a nice, fluffy little chalupa to sub to you in Mexico city but the only “kink”Mexican American women have is teasing guys and bragging to their friends about it! Dry, boring, vanilla saturated Women that think that a guy has been given a high honor if she lets him everso lightly touch her ass!
Everytime she lies about her life while on the phone. It broke my heart. Come to me my little Mexican Mocha. I will feed you shrimp and won’t pee on you.
As great as it could have been as much it’s gotten fucked up
Out of 1 hr 28 minutes runtime I got at least 40 minutes of pointless and repeating scenes
like when her brother’s crying in her lap cause his GF broke up. Like how do I give a fuck, what information do I gain just stupid and boring
multiple scenes as she masturbates on neighbours but fuck she ain’t even naked and has her back against camera there’s fuck all for us to see or marking the calendar standing there all depressed
Tbh I’d not even categorise it as an effed up movies as the effed up bit in it is about 2 minutes long as she’s trying to get this guy to murder her while she’s giving a hand job but bruh…. This request didn’t even happened and even if they’d have made it happen I’m pretty sure they would not have been able to make it any close to the Serbian film where our good ol’ Milos is chopping that bitchs’ head off with a machete while he bucking her
Overall boring and stupid 0/10
good movie about how loneliness will allow people let others do fucked shit to them
Thanks for your film Ano Bisiesto
the film begs the question
If your old lady VOLUNTEERS to
let you kill her, you follow thru,
what happens to you?
hear ye! hear ye!
Judge EUM presiding
on the docket today case of
your bot president
1. get off using defense
Death By Misadventure
because an accident occurred
due to a risk that was
This is not uncut but cut the original film runs 1R 34 min
It would’ve been and effedupmovie if something effedup had happened. [SPOILER]Aside from golden shower, nothing actually happened. 3/5.
I’ve seen this film. What pissed me off the most about it was when some friend I used to fuck recommended it to me for writing inspiration for my novel. What kind of bullshit is this? She is pathetic. I hated her for everything she represented in a woman. She is a mentally weak, and pathetic woman. At least the women in my stories have spines.
I sent him to fuck for recommending this. We have never spoken again. He doesn’t deserve my time and energy. Fucking dumb ass misogynist. It wouldn’t have been such a bad film I suppose, if I would’ve watched it outside this context but I still would have slapped some sense into her if I knew her. Then again, she might have liked that. Never mind. I still fucking hate her.
a glipse into the mind of a young girl who sexualizes her deep rooted trauma. a heartbreaking movie, with a despondent end. a good watch for those who like slowburn. 4/5
Are you looking for a movie that will lift your spirits and put a smile on your face? This isn’t it. Geez, what a sad movie. I felt bad for her right from the beginning, then worse later on. Depressing. Very good movie.
The EUM summary is spot on. This film is about trauma and how it can lead to the unbearable pain of being and self-loathing. It is a sad ‘kitchen sink’ drama / view of a life, which is well acted by the lead actress (Laura). There is a great slow build up to this film and the raw emotion shown by Laura at the end is memorable. A sad film, but an engaging one as well. For me another gem I wouldn’t have known of except for EUM. Cheers. A strong 4.5/5 razors.