These are the films that make me tremble with a painter’s pleasure, or go cold with the dark world they create.
What Dreams May Come, though admittedly a sappy story about boundless love, is a color feast that leads through heaven and hell. I watch it for the color.
The Song of Sparrows is a comical yet serious, heartbreaking yet uplifting story of an family in Iran, and their quest to buy one of the daughters, who is deaf, a new hearing aide. Color is splashed throughout a drab landscape, like the characters in this film.
The Secret of Kells
Once is a subtle, sad little Irish musical gem. Not Broadway!
Rabbit-Proof Fence tells the story of three aboriginal girls who ran away from Australia’s forced boarding schools for mixed-race children (in a policy aimed at creating a “white” Australia). The child actors have never acted before.
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