Días de vinilo / Days of Vinyl
Directed by Gabriel Nesci
Cornerhouse, 9 March 2014
The film is a well-constructed comedy, altogether very amusing and enjoyable, and follows four friends bonded by a love of music.
We see them coping with various crises, none too serious and none too successfully. One fellow, for example, is a John Lennon lookalike in a Beatles tribute band and finds himself increasingly attracted to a beautiful Japanese girl (initials Y.O.). He fears this will lead to a break up of the band. When they wake up together in an all-white bed, that’s the clincher.
A light comedy with lots of excellent performances and many deft touches – that’s the headline. And it was good to see Inés Efron, one of my favourite Argentine actresses. She played an ebullient, slightly kooky young woman – as she so often does.
Días de vinilo is showing again on Wednesday the 19th and is part of Viva, the Spanish and Latin American Film Festival.