La Tigre e La Neve (The Tiger and The Snow)

TheTigerAndTheSnow

A Roberto Benigni’s film, 2005. Starring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, and Jean Reno.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419198/

The story is about a Attilio de Giovanni’s journey (Roberto Benigni) to save Vittoria (Nicoletta Braschi), the woman he loves, and his quest to win her heart. Its main setting is at the beginning of the war in Iraq, with the perfect combination of sadness, comedy, and lots of hope.

It is wonderfully told; reminds me of the fact that when love combined with persistence and hope, it could change everything. In this case, it could truly save the love of his life.

I would recommend the movie. It might start a bit slow, but believe me, it is worth staying through the end. And for those who is skeptical about war-themed movies, this is definitely not the depressing war movies. Yes of course there are sad moments, but as in life, sadness and happiness always joins hand in hand.

Rating: 7/10

Perempuan Punya Cerita vs A Thousand Splendid Suns

Hari ini gw terbaca sinopsis film “Perempuan Punya Cerita” di kompas online. Sayangnya kompas nggak bisa di-link, tapi sinopsis film dan trailernya juga bisa dilihat di http://www.kalyanashira.com/perempuanpunyacerita/.

4 cerita pendek. 4 sutradara perempuan bercerita tentang 4 perempuan biasa yang punya pengalaman luar biasa. Tapi kenapa dari 4 cerita ini, kok semuanya cerita penderitaan perempuan ya?

Please don’t let it be another depressing movie…

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Match Point

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416320/

A 2005 Woody Allen movie, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer…

I watched it at home on May 10, 2006. Of course when I watched it at home, I tend to rate the movie lower than when I watched it in the cinema.

This movie has a quite high rating at imdb… I think it’s quite interesting, but I have to admit that I feel bored at the beginning of the movie… even feel tempted to do fast forward and hopefully getting to a more interesting bits. I like the story… it’s a bit twisted, but sometimes, that’s how life goes 😉

I like the characters, the emotion was quite intense… and in the end you do understand why they became what they are and do what they do.