Its not often that i watch a foreign film.. The idea of comprehending the movie through subtitles n video alone doesn't always fascinate me much.. However with regard to powerful movies recommended by friends/family, its always exception..
The seven samurai (1954) is a Japanese movie often aired in management classes and as part of team building sessions for its powerful presentation of victory achieved as a team.. That was the first foreign film i watched..
Amelie was recommended by a dear friend who will have a major role in my hair straightening, as she is the one who has gifted me with the straightening iron ;-)
This french movie is about an impish gamine Amelie who lives alone and works in a cafe. She is timid, yet cheerful with a child's heart..When she finds a box of toys hidden for 40 years behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts, one after the other.
The first half of the movie is thoroughly enjoyable. Amelie's vivid imagination is hilarious and her little ways of life are amusing..However the second half may seem too childish and a bit silly..
It is a light hearted movie jarringly adult in some other ways, which in my opinion needn't have been.. Anyways, enjoyable by adults, it is daringly distinct. A celebration of life, Amelie reminds us of the small wonders that abound around us … if only we paused to look. Thanks to my friend who recommended it to me :)