Yesterday, being another hot day, the air-conditioning of the cinema tempted me to see a film I’d heard about.
‘Rosalie Blum’ is a delightful French film. Having actors who appeared normal rather than super stars is one of the reasons I love French cinema. They appear so believable and make it easier for me to relate to the story.
This story is set in a village in France. It starts with the character, Vincent, who has friends, but lives a lonely life. His mother is a manipulating person and it takes time for him to finally stand up to her. He becomes obsessed with Rosalie Blum, another lonely person.
That sounds pretty straight forward, but it isn’t that simple.
Rather than give away the plot, I’d love to hear from others who may have seen this thought provoking film.
Yesterday I went to see a film called, ‘The Book Thief’. If you haven’t seen it, you won’t find it a waste of time.
I don’t usually like war films and was hesitant to go. A friend convinced me, as she’d seen it, and wanted to see it for a second time.
Geoffrey Rush was amazing. The step- mother’s part played by Emily Watson was convincing. The setting was dull in colour but charmingly authentic of war torn Germany.
Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, the heroine was magnificent. I don’t know how she could appear as a young girl and a teenager; it quite intrigued me how her legs lengthened!
For writers, this film shows the development of a small girl unable to read. Learning to read and her passion for reading gave her the power to over come adversity. Based on a true story, there are sad moments, but over all a feel good movie.
Have any of you read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?