Wednesday, 16 March 2005


Film: The Sea Inside

I'd thought this would be a difficult film to watch. (I'm not good with illness and death.) I was wrong.

Some would say it's a film about euthanasia, about the bold decision to die with dignity rather than struggle on. But I'm coming to think there's no such thing as a dignified death, and the film rather than glorifying suicide instead celebrates life in an enthusiastic, contagious way.

Of those films nominated for this year's Foreign Language Film Academy Award, this is the only one I've seen. Even so it's clear to see why it won.

Having said that, I can see how the film could be tough on an audience; don't consider this a blanket recommendation.

Posted by pab at 20:50 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!