Team X just got back from a super awesome world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival, New York. Here are the pics from the premiere.
Also happy to report that the film opened to some rave reviews.
Twitch: “X focuses on the elusive qualities of love and its effects on people as they grow up and grow old, seeing this change through eleven different pairs of eyes is startling, charming, shocking, and panic inducing, but overall the experience is mesmerizing and the kind of experiment I would love to see more of.” – Josh Hurtado (Read full review here.)
Meniscus: “The most remarkable aspect of X is the fact that in spite of the quite disparate cinematic styles and narrative modes employed by these 11 directors, the film feels quite coherent and cohesive. If one didn’t know many directors were involved in this piece, he or she could easily conceive of a single filmmaker attempting different styles in order to tell the story.” – Christopher Bourne (Read full review here.)
Unseen Films: “How the hell did they pull this off? In theory this film shouldn’t work. 11 writers and directors all using their own vision to create one story? It really shouldn’t work. I mean I’ve seen versions of this in novel or graphic novel form and it usually falls apart somewhere in as the styles clash, but it doesn’t happen here…The portrait of K that we get is rich and complex, perhaps much more complex than if one director had done it all. Say what you will there is something about the various tones and styles that give color and shading to K and his struggles that wouldn’t be there had just one person directed this film. I think a single director would have been too worried about making a seamless whole so the unevenness of life would have been lost. Wow.” – Steve Kopian (Read full review here.)
We Drink Your Milkshake: “X is going to be one of the biggest surprises of the year for people that get a chance to see it. The numerous directors gimmick help give K a more rounded look as a character and a person, and it’s sometimes funny, sad, tragic and joyful just like life is. This might seem like a strange comparison, but this movie has more than a few a parallels to Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2, or more aptly, the musical NINE with the constant flashbacks about a troubled filmmaker with fidelity issues and creative roadblocks. Track this movie down if you can since by the time this review comes out, it will be too late to see it at SAIFF.” – Javier Fuentes (Read full review here.)