It doesn’t matter what culture or society one is reared in, childhood can be a brutal and horrifying experience for 90% of all adults. Oftentimes, a child is faced with feelings of despair, cruelty and isolation under the authority of adults; a world filled with expectations and etiquette that children attempt to understand in the process of “growing up.”
The film “Times and Winds” exquisitely captures the feelings of children in the vulnerable pre-teen years. The theme is universal. The tortured inner world of the child faced with external forces from parents, teachers and the vast grown up world. It’s a beautiful story told with tenderness, woe and deep humanity. And it’s a film not to be missed.