Benjamin Maio Mackay
Kiki, Love to Love - 3.5 Stars
The Spanish box-office smash opens the 20th Spanish Film Festival in Australia and is a delightful remake of Australia’s own The Little Death.
Through five stories, the movie addresses sex and love: All them love, fear, live and explore their diverse sexual paraphilias and the different sides of sexuality, trying to find the road to happiness.
The Little Death wasn’t reviewed by me back when it was released, but I have seen the film and I enjoyed it. However, I feel like this adaptation is more mature - it does have humours moments, but at its centre its about self-discovery and accepting ones own quirks. The performances are very strong, some of the humour is a little off-colour, but that could be the translation. The cinematography is strong and the way the stories are woven together creates a fitting conclusion.
Overall I prefer this version to the Australian and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the festival has to offer!
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of KMPR