Sunday, April 8, 2012

Adorable Movie : Nader and Simin A Separation

Original Title: Jodái-e Náder az Simin (The separation of Nader & Simin) 

Language: Iranian (Persian)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Released: 2011

A Separation won the 84th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to win the award. It has won more than 100 awards in all.

About The Film:
Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity.

Nader and Simin, a middle class Iranian couple with an eleven year old daughter named Termeh, are on the verge of divorce. They love each other, but Simin, with exit visas for the family only good for the next forty days, wants to leave Iran permanently to a better life especially for Termeh. Nader, however, refuses to go as his father suffers from Alzheimer's and Nader will not leave him behind despite he probably not knowing who Nader is most of the time. As such, Simin moves out of their home and back in with her own parents.

Termeh, however, stays with her father as she sees this action as a way to bring her parents back together. As Nader's father requires around the clock supervision, Nader, on a suggestion from Simin about a family member of an acquaintance, hires a man named Hojjat to be his father's caregiver when he's at work during the day. However, on Hojjat's first day in this position, he can't make it. Instead, Hojjat's wife, Razieh, with their infant daughter Somayeh, shows up to do the work as they desperately need the money. A few days in with Razieh having so far done all the work for an absent Hojjat, an incident occurs between Nader and Razieh, the results from which threaten both their standing in the community.
That's all I would like to disclose, watch the movie and enjoy it.

Why To Watch:
  • Realistic
  • Dynamically shot
  • Paced like a thriller
  • Unwritten ending, Viewer to decide
  • Superb acting along with incredible script
94% people liked the movie offering an average 8.9/10 rating.
99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Adorable Movie : Postmen In The Mountains

Original Title : Nashan naren nagou
Language : Chinese
Director : Huo Jianqi
Released : 1999 (China), 2003 (USA)

 About : 
"A lushly shot, quietly moving tale of inter-generational bonding in the highlands of China."

Info : In a remote mountain village in southern China, a son accompanies his father on his last trip as the village mail carrier. The trip is long and arduous, but the struggle signifies to the son the journey his father's life has taken as well as the magnitude and honor of the responsibilities that are now being handed down to him.

The film is set in the mountainous regions of the western Hunan province in the early 1980s. At the film's start, a young man (Liu Ye) begins his first journey as a postman at the mountainous rural areas of the aforesaid regions. His father (Ten Rujun), a veteran postman forced to retire due to a bad knee, decides to accompany him together with the family's faithful dog, Buddy.
The father walks his son through the nitty-gritty of the job, and the son realizes the mailman job entails not just the sending of letters. He witnesses his father's deep friendship with the villagers, and participates in a wedding celebration with the Dong people. The film includes a number of memory flashbacks, as well as many pop songs played on the son's transistor radio (including Michael Learns to Rock's "That's Why You Go Away", which is an anachronism given that the film is set in the early 1980s).


Critics' Say: 
  • A film so simple and straightforward that its buried emotions catch us a little by surprise.
  • A quietly touching little Chinese film that wrings considerable beauty and poignancy from seemingly the simplest of subjects.
  • Viewers who don't mind reading subtitles will be rewarded as they gradually get sucked in by the lush cinematography and a first-class, heartfelt story. 
  • This is an achingly gorgeous film of great eloquence and simplicity.
My Rating: 4.4/5
96% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Adorable Movie: "The Song Of Sparrows"

Original Title: Avaze gonjeshk-ha
Language: Iranian
Director: Majid Majidi

"The Song of Sparrows" is a bittersweet parable about the struggles of a family living in a rural area outside Tehran.

Fired from his job on an ostrich farm after one of the birds runs away and he is blamed for the loss, a man becomes so obsessed with collecting useless rubbish that he begins to neglect his wife and daughter while becoming completely oblivious to their familial hardships. Karim earned a decent living by working on the ostrich farm, so after he is fired he sets out on a futile attempt to locate the bird. One day, as Karim heads into town in order to have his daughter's hearing aid repaired, he offers a lift to a wandering man and decides that there is good money in the taxi business. 

But as his connection to the people of the city grows stronger, his personality begins to transform. Every day, Karim returns home with a new haul of useless junk, giving his picturesque courtyard the appearance of a sprawling junkyard. When his wife offers a spare door from the courtyard to a neighbor in need, Karim completely looses his cool and sets out to retrieve the door. 
When Karim stumbles and breaks his foot while rummaging through his second-hand goods, the kindness of neighbors makes him realize that his priorities have taken a turn for the worse.

 Why To Watch:
The simplicity of the movie will enchant you, its a must watch film, some other points are:
* Astonishes with its simplicity, its uncomplicated wisdom, its visual salience... 
* has sweet and has some sublime, poetic moments.
* leisurely and lovely picture, well worth seeing.
* sweet and uplifting humanistic fable that celebrates the joys of community and pastoral life over a harried and materialistic urban existence.

98 % Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
My Rating : 4.6/5

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Top Critics' say:
1) The images in The Song of Sparrows have a poetic grace that's to be desired in storytelling.
2) The Song of Sparrows is a sweet and uplifting humanistic fable that celebrates the joys of community and pastoral life over a harried and materialistic urban existence.
3) At times tedious but ultimately beguiling, Song of Sparrows morphs from a sly dramedy about running a household into a fable about two ways of life (urban and rural) that can't coexist.

I recommend you to watch this adorable movie, do post your experience if you have watched it or after watching it.

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