I went into this film expecting to hate it and I absolutely loved it. Although I must admit that sometimes it drags a tad too long and, -especially- in those moments, it drifts a little into a white colonialist lady's fantasy of living a romance in Africa.
A beautiful picture, thanks to cinematographer David Watkin, and composer John Barry.
Redford and Streep are also neat in their roles. It drags a bit at some parts, but the overall impression is captivating, and the dilemmas and arguments it raises are quite fascinating as well, like solitude versus compromise, adultery, illness, death, ostracism.
mighty spectacular epic in the David Lean tradition.
Vincitore di 7 premi Oscar, “La mia Africa” riesce a conciliare il racconto intimista di una donna che si trova a dover affrontare una vita non priva di difficoltà in una terra lontana e molto diversa da quella a cui era abituata, e tematiche più ampie legate alla guerra, ai rapporti fra popolazioni autoctone e coloni, alle differenze culturali. Romanzato quanto basta ma funziona. Colonna sonora di John Barry.
Never been a fan of Pollack's over-sentimental fixation on untamed love stories, and never will be. Two and a half hours of adolescent schoolgirl's day dream about foreign country (however attractively shot), all of which you can predict just ten minutes in. And the worst part of it, his capital relationship issues seem like something real dramatist would barely even scrape the surface with.
Masterpiece of photography and film-making, this movie stars Robert Redford and Meryl Streep with tremendous performances. A film that lingers 'til today. Also, a very good and complete music set and sound editing.
Not the best from Pollack, but a remarkable one