2012 Victoria Film Festival Guest Review: Farts of Fury

Time: the mortal enemy of rock n roll. Review by Pol Plastino — The Zone@91.3 Modern Rock Middays

Pol Plastino — The Zone@91.3 Modern Rock Middays

Farts of Fury — The mortal enemy of anyone who considers themselves to be rock ‘n’ roll is time. Time and age is the constant hunter and destroyer that turns even the sweetest and most badass eagle (or is that a dodo?) tattoo across the firmest and fittest of backs into faded wrinkly gibberish; the sweetest, strongest, most honey dripping of voices into battered, chapped death

rattles; the brightest of hopes for glory on the stage into corporate employee fun fair or casino theatre gigs.

Kormoranid (Farts of Fury) is the crushingly and comically real glimpse into the future for all of us who love the lifestyle — especially if that band we started in our mom’s garage growing up in Estonia was kind of a big deal in the ’70s.  Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments in this Estonian import.  It’s the fact that the beautifully framed comedy comes from an all too real and ugly place that scares us rockers into starting to think about learning how to tie a tie, or maybe taking that executive training program your parents keep telling you about.  That the sexiness of rock is a young person’s domain, no matter how loftily we hold the talisman of Mick Jagger.  Although, if you can high-kick like the lead-singing Kaiser at his age, it might all just work out in the end… Farts of Fury is one of the biggest hits ever in its native land, and with a fun, familiar yet sometimes surprising story, relatable, lovable cast and tons of cameos from Estonian celebrities it’s not hard to see why (even if you don’t recognize them yourself).

As a≠≠ cautionary tale for all of us with an arrested development keeping us leather clad and rocking all night into our 50’s, or just an absurd look at how the other musical side has the eternal optimism to continue partying every day Farts of Fury is good times (though not actually at all about farting).

 

Wed. • Feb. 8 • Odeon Th2 • 9:30pm

Directors: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk • Estonia • 2011

• 115 min • Blu-Ray

 

Review by Pol Plastino — The Zone@91.3

Just Posted

PRIDE: 25-plus years of celebrating community and inclusion in Victoria

A host of events are planned to mark this year’s Pride Week, outdoors and in

Queue up your playlist of Victoria-area musicians’ songs

Local guitarist uses Spotify to highlight city’s thriving independent music scene

Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand

Victoria guitarist and Brishen to unveil new CD in Friday show at Christian Science Church

Irreverent comedy a habit in VOS’ newest show, Nunsense

Musical theatre production by Victoria Operatic Society features three shows in July

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Feed your hunger for Canucks hockey in Victoria this September

NHL team to host camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, exhibition vs. Calgary set for Sept. 16

Taylor Swift’s new music video features Ellen, Ryan Reynolds, RuPaul and more

Cast of Queer Eye and Katy Perry make appearances too on “You Need to Calm Down” video

COLUMN: Revisiting a decade ago as Victoria celebrates 20 years of Ska

4 million tourists visit Greater Victoria each year and there’s a reason we remain despite them

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

Trade expo a key part of 2019 BC Seafood Festival

Comox Valley hosts celebration of seafood industry; numerous events on tap this weekend

Samoa bans Elton John biopic, Rocketman

Depictions of homosexuality, contrary to law, cause country’s censor to prevent film’s screening

REVIEW: If you like farce, you’ll love Noises Off at Langham Court!

By Sheila Martindale The nine cast members in Langham Court Theatre’s new… Continue reading

Most Read