jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2007

Mare Nostrum

Respiro (2003 DVD)
Directed by Emanuele Crialese
Italy, 2002
In Italian with English subtitles

Although my wife and I are visiting my parents in California as I type this, the obsessive compulsive in me couldn't resist bringing you this quick movie review about an Italian woman and mother of three suffering from some sort of bipolar disorder on her otherwise idyllic Mediterranean island. While Crialese lays the death/freedom ocean imagery on a little thick at times, the film's an otherwise watchable meditation on the fine line between sickness and health set in the unusual--for me--context of a small Italian fishing village. A decent enough flick to be sure, but I couldn't help thinking that Io non ho paura would have been a better choice to watch with my folks instead (alas, I will have to look for that one for them at some point). (http://www.sonyclassics.com/)

4 comentarios:

  1. Bonne Année, Feliz Año Nuevo, Bona Annada, Feliç Any Nou, Happy New Year! My best wishes to you and all yours !!!

  2. "Bona Annada" to you as well, Joan, and to all of our other current or future readers! Now that I'm back from California, I guess it's almost time for the 2008blogging season to begin again here in Caravanaland. Cheers!

  3. Tell me more.. Is bipolarity very awful? And to whom??

  4. Merike, you can look up "bipolar disorder" on Wikipedia and then decide for yourself. In the movie, it was pretty awful for both the woman and her family.