Thursday, September 5, 2013

My sweet orange tree

I saw this movie in the Lido cinema in Bangkok- alone. And there weren't more than 15 people in the movie hall. It is a beautiful emotional movie,a bit too saccharine at times though. The visuals are excellent. The actors especially the kids are excellent. Zeze's sister and Zeze are the real stars of course. The portrayal of the child's suffering after Portuga dies is really heart-rendering. I chose this still from the movie as a picture for this post- this was my favorite part for the movie- Zeze taking Portuga to his 'zoo'- also I loved their airplane.
My sweet orange tree made me feel like how I felt after reading Boyhood by Coetzee- that unless I recreate it- I don't think I lived it.