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Film Selections 05: Journey

Film Selections 05: Journey

Biopics aren’t the only way a journey can be portrayed in a movie.

A journey can be accentuated in many ways in film, so there is a moral (or just a crazy story) we can get and apply in our lives (I don’t necessarily agree with that, by the way. That’s just something people say!). And why can’t we begin our own journey through watching films? Some say books and films are the windows to the world (I agree with this one!).

These five films are best to inspire you in your own journey, along with the reasons why!

Starring: Miranda July, John Hawkes, Brandon Ratcliff, Miles Thompson, Carlie Westerman

Reason #1
To witness that loneliness can cost us both friendship — and more loneliness.

WIT (Mike Nichols, 2001)
Starring: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M. Woodward

Reason #2
Always seize the opportunity to reassess your life. And do it with a sense of humour, so you won’t get too bitter.

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT (The Dardennes Brothers, 2014)
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongonione, Pili Groyne, Catherine Salee, Simon Caudry

Reason #3
As with reason #2, if you can’t put humour into it, put a lot of effort into it. Walk it in; force it in for your own good!

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (Paul Mazursky, 1978)
Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman, Patricia Quinn, Kelly Bishop

Reason #4
If you find yourself in a toxic relationship, end it now and deal with the sorrow and guilt straightaway. Try not to wallow too much, and enjoy what life has given you.

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (The Coen Brothers, 2013)
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, John Goodman

Reason #5
And finally, when you think your life is that terrible, remember there are people who have it worse, and even they think it’s okay.

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Book Selections 05: Journey

Book Selections 05: Journey