Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Movie Reviews: L'auberge Espagnole, Wild Strawberries

L'auberge Espagnole

When it comes to a movie about finding yourself, this is one of the best I've seen. Made in 2002 and directed by Fredrick Klapisch, it follows the life of a young French student and his multicultural roommates, all of whom are studying and sharing an apartment in Spain. Nationalities include French, Italian, German, English, Spanish, Danish and Belgian.

The movies main storyline is the French man's (Romain Duris') story and it show us scenes from his and his friends' lives over the course of a study year in Spain, including how he came to land in Spain in the first place, making friends, finding a place to stay, and various adventures and experiences that lead him to make a final life altering decision towards the end of the movie.

Wild Strawberries

A 1957 Ingmar Bergman film; in fact this is supposed to be one if his best, though I wasn't too impressed. It seemed like a watered down version of any movie adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol', the main theme being reconciliation.


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