It’s December 1999, and 25-year-old Jonah has just graduated from film school. As the new millennium begins, Jonah marries his longtime sweetheart Lila. Over the course of six months, the couple meet a number of interesting people.
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It's hard to describe what this watching this film felt like. It's not only personal, it's true, honest with who it seems to portrays. JONAS AND LILA is an amazing tour de force of the generation that it shows. Our dreams are gone. The end of the world is here. It's unbearable. It's lucky the one who loves someone, and is loved back.
A typically French film concerning the living of a life of struggle where personal relationships are paramount. Empathy is a strong theme as is loss and the protagonists interest in film and philosophy provide a tangible theme for the story set at the start of the new millennium. Ultimately though the film is true to it's title and it is the integrity in the core relationship that binds it all together so well.
A loving couple working their way through the normal struggles of their lives. The most profound thing that comes from this film is the mantra about the way to live one's life. It is suggested not to live it "as if" but to live it "like that." This philosophy permeates the film and is its core theme. Again, it doesn't lead to heightened drama, but more of a speculative concept of living.
a film for dialogue! A slice of life that seems to keep up the pace, is playful, philosophical, personal with just a touch of overt (not so blatant as it is simply part of life) what might be "comfortable" eroticism (?), that remains grounded throughout.
This film focuses on love through struggle and hardships. The experiences that make us human. It is filmed beautifully and it captures everyday life well. Filled with diversity, philosophy, romance. This film makes me want to travel and love.
This movie had a difficult storyline to keep up with. The movie did do a great job in dialogue it really made you think about life in a new way. I really enjoyed the parts with his father you can tell the wisdom that his father was portrayed to him. Also, the cinematography was great the switch they made to the first person near the end of the movie gave that scene a more personal feel to it.