Director: Luciano Podcaminsky
Running Time: 70 mins
It is quite disconcerting to see an Argentine man pass himself off as British with a terrible English accent but this is the core of Luciano Podcaminsky’s The Third Pint. With a straight face and quite obviously fake accent, protagonist David Maitt explains that he was born of British parents and spent most of his life in London before becoming invisible during his third pint of beer. This ridiculous premise allows the film to develop into a much more subtle but equally amusing version of Borat where the gaze is turned onto British culture. Shots of the royal guard, red buses and black cabs form what David calls the “typical images from my city” and his very English mother is certain everything can be solved with a cup of tea. The only downfall to this otherwise enjoyable film is the rambling and circular nature of David’s constant monologues.