Sometimes it feels like there is a veil between you and death,
but that veil disappears when you lose someone you loved
or someone who was close to you,
and you see death clearly, for a second,
but later the veil returns, and you carry on living.
Then things will be alright again.
Directed by – Susanne Bier
Written by – Anders Thomas Jensen
There are some films which are meant to make a difference. Such films seep into your bones and stir every part of you with such overwhelming mixed emotions.
On one side you see a swedish man Anton, a doctor trying to save as many lives as possible in Sudan. On the other side, back home – his innocent good hearted 12 yr old son, Elias befriends a strangely quiet boy in school, Christian who saves him from being bullied. While Anton has to deal with big bullies of the world who cut open pregnant women’s bellies just because they can, he also is trying to imbibe in his son the meaning to let go of bitter feelings. Because it does good to nobody.
Their lives intertwine in ways, one action leading to another – human emotions expressed so sublimely and with so much caution..
Its beautiful. Too powerful.
I think some people are so sealed inside their fate
that they hide deep within their mind.
Directed by – Nikolaj Arcel
Mark Twain said, History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Well that I think will sum up this beautiful piece of work for us. A royal affair is based on a book Prinsesse af blodet by Bodil Steensen-Leth.
In the 18th century, a princess from England, Caroline married a mentally ill King, Christian VII of Denmark. It was only to realise that Denmark was not as liberal and open to ideas as she thought it would be. Inevitably, the couple grows apart in an unhappy marriage destined for forever. Enters, Johann Friedrich Struensee. A royal physician who saves the king from a small pox epidemic and becomes respected in the state. But in other revelations, we learn that he is a member of the Enlightenment group – who aim to reform the state with liberal and fair – proved ideas.
Soon his influence on the king becomes a disturbing factor for the statesmen ruling for years and the affair between queen Caroline and Johann becomes an ambush to end it for all.
Exciting right? Hell yea it is. You don’t wanna not watch it.