Monday, December 17, 2012


France 2012

Details IMDB

Seen 14 December 2012

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes 8.5/10

My ratings 8.0/10
A retired couple face new challenges in their love and devotion towards each other when one of them falls sick. The dialogue and silent moments when words is inadequate highlight the film. An experience that might strike a similar chord in real life.

My favourite quotes from the film:
But imagination and reality have little in common

My impressions:

The eternal conundrum
How strong is it

Can it stand the test of time
Through health and sickness
Till death do us part

Or will there be a breaking point
When love becomes so fragile, brittle
Waiting for the straw that breaks the camel's back

Giving up under tremendous pressure
Which others might condemn
While others might understand

Or will it just be another manifestation
Another form of love
In a different guise

Sunday, December 16, 2012


South Korea 2012

Details hancinema

Seen 12 December 2012

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 7.1/10
Venice Film Festival 4/5 stars

My ratings 7.0/10
A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. Powerful performances from the leads.

My favourite quotes from the film:
What is money? The beginning and the end of all things

My impressions:

Two souls
A man devoid of feelings
Until she came into his life

Is she the missing link?
The link that he needs
The link that he has always craved for
Deep inside

To be human again

Is she really the catalyst
The one that will bring the change
A hoped for change
Leading to a new beginning

But nothing is what it seems