Film Selections 10: Beginnings
Personally, the month of January consists of me trashing those pesky leftover dreams that I had hoped to do, and overwriting them with new ones with nuance (see what I did there? No? Okay).
Just going off from a pretty bad year, I decided to do something that I had once had dreamed of doing but never really got into it. I have gotten myself a diary. Mainly, it’s to bring consistency to my dreams, to chronicle whole events I had on each and every day, to finally trash the memories of things that are so filthy and so vulgarly that I don’t have to feel bad about it later. I consider this a beginning - a newly upgraded, freed mind.
To start the year (and quite frankly, to end this first month), I hereby present you several selection of films that have captivated, enamoured, and inspired me to go on for the rest of the year, come what may.
THINGS TO COME (Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016)
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Edith Scob, Roman Kolinka, Sarah Le Picard
As a philosophy teacher, Nathalie believed in endings and beginnings. She’d never know that they would both happen to her in a very short time.
MOONLIGHT (Dir: Barry Jenkins, 2016)
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali
A story that stood so boldly on its own, it tells a new kind of universality that I believe to be a beginning of something new.
NOW, VOYAGER (Dir: Irving Ripper, 1942)
Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville
On a cruise, she meets the one, and off it, she starts anew.
ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (Dir: Martin Scorsese, 1974)
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd
Just a fun rollercoaster of emotions. Of new beginnings, over and over again.
BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY (Dir: Sharon Maguire, 2001)
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent
No explanation, if you feel the need to ask why, I’m ashamed of your existence.