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Short Chilean feature "Saturday" nonetheless seems riskily long enough in sustaining the gimmick spelled out by its subtitle "A Real-Time Movie." Indie should delight those able to stomach 60-plus minutes of one hand-held vidcam shot, tracking a bride's hysterical warpath after discovering her intended is a cheat.

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With: Blanca Lewin, Victor Montero, Antonia Zegers, Diego Munoz, Sebastian Layseca, Gabriel Diaz.

Short Chilean feature “Saturday” nonetheless seems riskily long enough in sustaining the gimmick spelled out by its subtitle “A Real-Time Movie.” Far less ambitious than similar past exercises like “Time Code” or “Russian Ark,” indie should delight those able to stomach 60-plus minutes of one hand-held vidcam shot, tracking a bride’s hysterical warpath after discovering her intended is a cheat. Already well-traveled on the fest circuit, item could tempt adventuresome TV programmers.

Barging into an apartment with a neighbor (Gabriel Diaz, the actual cinematographer) videotaping the moment for posterity, furious Antonia (Antonia Zegers) throws the brutal truth at Blanca (Blanca Lewin): Blanca’s fiancee Victor (Victor Montero) never stopped shagging his ex-g.f., abandoning the ex only now that Blanca’s pregnant and he’s about to marry her. Bridal-gowned Blanca blanches, then grabs the hapless cameraman to record her own confrontation with the faithless (and naked) groom-to-be — whom she dumps, with the ceremony just hours away. Liquor consumption and some reckless driving further color Blanca’s journey into the compressed stages-of-grief. Invention flags a bit toward the end, but the situation’s emotional extremis and Lewin’s bravura perf lend this filmic stunt real comic esprit.

Saturday

Chile

Production: An Angel Films and Marchant Pereira production. Produced by Gabriel Diaz, Matias Bize. Directed by Matias Bize. Screenplay, Juio Rojas, Paula del Fierro.

Crew: Camera (color, Beta SP), Gabriel Diaz; editor, Bize; music, CHC, Bitman & Roban, Christopher Slaski; production designer, Constanzo Meza. Reviewed at Cinequest, San Jose, March 9, 2005. Running time: 63 MIN.

With: With: Blanca Lewin, Victor Montero, Antonia Zegers, Diego Munoz, Sebastian Layseca, Gabriel Diaz.

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