Sometimes something comes along in life and gets so deep under your skin it changes you in every sense. Makes you step outside yourself and view your life and being from a completely different perspective. Last night my beau and I watched a film that shook us to our very core. In fact a whole 24 hours later and it’s still consuming my every thought and also his. We love a good foreign film; they seem to capture life as it is no Hollywood lights or dramatic romance. Foreign films are raw, evoke real emotions and cut you deep, in the most wonderful way. Last night I felt I lived a life of another, felt their pain and seen through their eye’s. I know I’m getting WAY emotional and dramatic right now but you simply cannot understand unless you’ve watched it.
This film was ‘Venuto al mondo’ (Born Twice) by director Sergio Castellitto about a single mother who brings her teenage son to Sarajevo to revisit her past and retrace the memory of her lost love. The story was so incredibly heart breaking I haven’t been able to get that horrible knot out my stomach since. The history of Sarajevo, the fragility of life, the depths of human suffering and the extraordinary gift of love and motherhood made this not simply a film but a lesson in life.
We both went to bed last night thankful for the life we have and with the strongest feeling that we are not doing enough to help others. I want to jump straight on a plane to a war torn country and help all those poor innocent souls. It made me think of my grandparents and what I must have been like to live through war. To witness that level of destruction and live in constant fear, to walk away from the people you love not knowing if you will ever see them again and fight so desperately for your country and your freedom.
This film was THAT good.
Thank you kind one :)
I shoot digital, I have a few old Nikon Lenses I use which give really beautiful, grainy photographs. I have been experimenting with analog recently, they are currently in the lab. Hopefully they won’t be blank!
Thank you, Bob :)
Never apologies for paying someone a compliment. You’ve really just made my day. I didn’t think anyone even looked at this blog.
I found myself in the middle of the Rally totally by accident and it turned out to be one of my favourite moments since moving to Melbourne. The mood of the crowd was so peaceful and serene and I loved photographing the crowd.
This was defintately in no way creepy. It was lovely and very kind.
Thanks for your kind words and apologies for my late response (tumblr didn’t tell me I had a message, baddy!)