Untaru, with her chubby face and big eyes, delivers for me the single best bit of acting of 2008


Pace and especially Untaru are mesmerizing in their roles. In reading about The Fall, I’ve discovered that Singh actually tricked Untaru–who was too young to take direction–into delivering much of her performance, filming when she wasn’t aware that the cameras were rolling. This doesn’t make her showing here any less perfect. Untaru, with her chubby face and big eyes, delivers for me the single best bit of acting of 2008. And Pace is nearly her equal! Their funny, quirky, emotional scenes together are unforgettable

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http://filmicability.blogspot.com/2009/01/film-100-and-best-movie-of-2008-fall.html

2 responses to “Untaru, with her chubby face and big eyes, delivers for me the single best bit of acting of 2008

  1. I saw The Fall on DVD last night, recommended to us by The Cult video shop in Amsterdam (which Tarantino adopted as his favourite for a while). I can only say I was astounded by the story, the cinematography and the two central performances. To pick up on a couple of themes from the comments here: yes, “you can’t understand how she is so perfect” (the little girl) and yet I’m not surprised now to read here that she was “tricked” into “acting” here and there … while watching I had this strong feeling that this was almost unscripted and improvised, more like real life. I predict this style of filming will grow to become a bigger trend. It reflects wider changes in society, technology, communication patterns, authenticity, acting out of the moment etc. etc. Maybe we can dub it Budhiwood.
    Really inspiring, this movie.

  2. Or Buddhiwood … whichever way.

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