Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sick Day with Movies

Certified Copy (2010)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Jouliette Binoche and William Shimell

A good portion of the movie is showing scenery from a village in Tuscany.  The point of view we observe is sometime thought proviking.  It reminded me of the High School day  when we left the Literature class and watched Under the Olive Trees at Isfahan University with the teacher. We did pay attention to the camera and the scenery and the dialogues.
This movie has amazing dialogues, great plays, and fantastic scenery.
It was a riddle in the end.  The couple seemed to be strangers, the only acquaintance seemed to be the authors book and the lady the fan.  They seem to start getting to know each other, although they seemed comfortable and carefree for a first outing.  The idea behind the book was to praise a copy of an art when the original was praiseworthy.  Then at the middle, the dialogues shifted to a married couples' argues after fifteen years of marriage.  The man feeling exhausted with work and feeling frustrated as his unspoken love was not realized, the woman feeling ignored, unseen, left alone in a married relationship.  One would start to wonder, were they a married couple pretending to get to know each other anew after fifteen years, or they were two strangers pretending being a fifteen-year-old married couple.
I could relate to many of the dialogues.  After all, I am not too far away from being married for fifteen years myself, although I might find myself more suitable for max two years into a relationship.  The scenery was amazing!  And two people, driving and walking and talking reminded me of my favorite of all time, so far, Before Sunset.
I like to watch this movie again.

2 Days in Paris (2007)

Directed by Julie Delpy
Starring Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg

It was too Julie Delpy may be.  Too similar to her role in Before Sunset.  It was again her with her French intellects, and an American boy friend oblivious to many things around him while concerned with his privacy and ownership.  Sometimes the movie got too far off with discussing liberation I thought.  It was a good movie for a sick day for sure, to pass the time and ease the pain.


Anonymous said...

Anonymous hopes you feel better soon. Snowing outside and bet raining where you are

midnight/... said...

You bet! It is raining here. Calls for a steaming cup of coffee, Italian Blend, bold and dark and bitter.