What is it with these French films? Have they made a deal with the devil?
So far they are all so brilliantly simple and earthy. The story lines are relatable and I feel transported for a few hours into an existence that is somewhat like my own but not quite. I love the filming style. I love the dialogue. Not to mention the scenery! There aren’t explosions or elaborate costumes but the whole experience is intimate and satisfying.
I was just going to mention the French films but really the Bollywood films deserve some attention as well.
The Bollywood film is quite the polar opposite of the French film.
There are insanely elaborate costumes, story lines that are completely over the top and a culture that I can’t relate to at all but so much I can relate to; the humor, the sorrow, the longing, the singing (because I too sing everything that is in my heart, hehe). There is an immense amount of talent in Bollywood.
So go ahead, delve into the entertainment possibilities. You will be amazed.
A few of my favorites:
A favorite quote from Happenstance
"On the simple toss of a pebble you see every detail-
Every gesture as slight as it may be, reveals an infinity of truths and thus has endless repercussions and grandiose effects.
You only have to piss in the sea to make the ocean rise.
Don’t they say that the beating of a butterfly’s wings over the Atlantic can cause a hurricane in the Pacific?
So feel free sometimes to do something stupid, random and ludicrous.
That stupid, random and ludicrous act can upset the order of the world."