There is of course always the possibility of unintended symbolism. Symbolism the audience feels they notice that the director never intended…. Each audience member’s individual worldview can affect this.
absolutely, I thought watching that ice, that’s how my life feels, it’s how life IS, melting away, the solid core representing what is left of our time on this mortal coil, and there’s not a thing you can do to stop the melt, slow it down maybe, and the more “heat” you’re exposed to such as poverty, sorrow, abuse etc the quicker the ice block of life will evaporate just like Amiro’s – i thought it was really sad and representative of the basic existential helplessness intrinsic in the human condition
Some lovely posts on The Runner. The more we analyze the film, the more we can recognize its worth. I am surprised that not many have been able to give an analysis for Lust for Gold beyond its aesthetic appeal.
Iran (The Runner) 1 – Romania (Lust for Gold) 0
Enjoyed both films The Runner narrowly beats out Lust for Gold. Many have said The Runner was cliched, that may have some truth to it but I was still moved. I would like to see a better print of Lust for Gold ,but as right now I preferred The Runner.
Iran (The Runner) 0 – Romania (Lust for Gold) 1
Each audience member’s individual worldview can affect this
i thought it was really sad and representative of the basic existential helplessness intrinsic in the human condition
Current tally with less than an hour of voting left:
The Runner – 17
Lust for Gold – 24
ok this is crazy. The guy who submitted The Runner has still not voted!
Unfortunately that’s the way it goes sometimes with these cups. Some people submit films and then you don’t hear from them much again. Some people don’t like to submit, but just like to vote. Some people don’t like to submit or vote, but just like to discuss. Some people participate a lot for a period of time and then disappear. Some people show up in the middle of the cup. It just happens….
VOTING IS CLOSED
Iran (The Runner) – 17
Romania (Lust for Gold) – 25
We have our first winner.
Wake up, Romanian, from the sleep of death
Into which you have been sunk by the barbaric tyrants
Now, or never, make a new fate for yourself,
To which even your cruel enemies will bow.
Oh geez, how dramatic.
Risselada, I have Romanian Ads.