Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Reel Life

Once in a while, you get to watch movies that take you by storm. Movies that are flawless and make you yell, "best movie ever made!". This is my list, as of now...

1. Un coeur en hiver (A heart in Winter) - French - Watched it twice last weekend. I'm yet to recover from it. Are such movies even possible?
2. Double vie de Véronique, La (The Double Life of Veronique) - Polish/French - Irene Jacob and Kieslowski. hehe!
3. 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) - Romanian - Hard hitting and troublesome!
4. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (Amelie) - French - Probably my first European Movie. It still remains a favorite.
5. Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) - Spanish - Three movies in one. Each worth watching.
6. Dekalog - 1 (The Decalogue) - Polish - Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Kieslowski can make you cry!
7. Vozvrashcheniye (The Return) - Russian - My heart was in my throat half the movie. "A movie only russia can make!"
8. Trois couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue)- French - Kieslowski - Spiritual Suicide, enough said! Not recommended for mothers.
9. Casablanca - Can you beat this screenplay?
10. Dekalog - 5 (The Decalogue) - Polish - Thou Shall not kill - Kieslowski can make you think. After pissing you off, that is!
11. Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) - Swedish - Only watchable movie from Bergman. Isn't that incentive enough?
12. Au revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children)- French - A zillion Holocaust movies can't beat this.
13. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) - German - drama at its best
14. Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog) - Swedish - don't know where to place this movie. even thinking about this movie makes we wanna cry.
15. Ulzhan - French/Kazakh/Russian - Ulzhan and Shamanism, what a combination!

Also rans:

1. The God Father - I'm off to Sicily.
2. Bacheha-Ye aseman (Children of Heaven)- Iranian - Zahra, Ali and a pair of shoes!
3. Dil Chahta Hai - Hindi - huh?
4. Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek) - Tamil - Mani Ratnam - Its a great movie because... I said so!


Arun said...

r u so jobless to link everything to imdb?

Scripps said...

I think Memento too should be right up there.

ரவிசங்கர் said...

good list and matches with my taste. downloading few movies in the list which i havent seen yet