Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Antonia's Line

#39 on my List is to see all of the Oscar winners for Best Foreign Film from 1980 till present.

I saw Antonia's Line (Antonia, 1995, Netherlands) last night.

I thought it was earnest, witty, quirky with an almost Latin American magic realism that weaves its way through the entire film. Despite there being moments of drama, tragedy and sorrow, I take away with me its idyllic pastoral charm, tender humor, optimism and the wonderful cast of (now familiar) eccentric characters.

The writing is lovely and while watching foreign cinema I've often wished I understood the language.

"Well there's nothing for it, life's got to be lived."

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