Film Selections 03: Bloom
Life is the gift that keeps on giving. There is bound to be many ups and downs in your life that you won’t understand. But beneath the many depressions in life, there lies small revelations in your life that may or may not help you find your place in your world.
For this month’s theme, we present you with a selection of films on people blooming out of their past selves and diving deep into an unknown world that changes their lives forever: for the better, or for the worse.
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
Starring: Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche, Aurelien Recoing, Alma Jodorowsky
Adele was just a girl next door, until the blue she craves pulls her into a new world that creates her into who she is now.
ORLANDO (Sally Potter, 1992)
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Charlotte Valandrey, Jimmy Somerville
A fantastic adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando, that still relates so heavily to issues of womanhood today.
AN EDUCATION (Lone Scherfig, 2009)
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Saarsgard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams
To choose between Oxford and men is pretty difficult, right? Right??
NINOTCHKA (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Bela Lugosi, Ina Claire, Sig Ruman
Garbo laughs! What could be better than that?
MURIEL’S WEDDING (P.J. Hogan, 1994)
Starring: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Lee, Bill Hunter Muriel
Heslop is a socially awkward, naïve, full-bodied woman who’s obsessed with ABBA. Who would want to marry her?