Firstly, my all time favourite classic film is Casablanca. This silver screen marvel, contains all the right ingredients: exemplary portrayals of role characterization, is a historical epic, a drama yet with a subtle note of ironic humor. The theme song, is marvelous ...
Secondly, moving to the XXI Millennium, Water For Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon ... This is an excellent account historically speaking of the Depression Years, and the horrendous abusive encounters of horrid people with a total lack of compassion and focused on cruelty to animals and women and all man kind. It was outstanding.
To Move On, to not so famous films nor Oscar Awarded or Foreign Films which have won Oscars representing their countries and Foreign Film Awards, outside of the USA, is a fabulous drama called: El Abuelo, The Grandfather, starring Fernándo Fernández Gómez, the Spencer Tracey of Spain ... This film focuses on the greed of daughter in laws, and the truth behind the births of his two grand-daughters, one of whom is not his blood and the inheritance issue.
It is filmed during the early 1900s in the rurals Spain.
Martín Sheen: The Santiago Walk or El Camino Santiago, is a true story about a man, 62 years of age, who is a widowed Eye Doctor in Los Angeles. He receives a phone call from the Navarra Pyrenee Mountain Police, to advise him that they had found the body of his 43 year old son.
Martín heads to Spain, and finds himself going through his son´s enormous back pack of Routes for the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia in the northwest of Spain. He decides to take the Walk ... He meets three companions all soul searching; one in mid life crisis, one writer with writer´s block and one divorcee with addictive habits. This is a must see.
At the moment, these impacting films are just a few very of my favorites.
I shall post again, some others I consider worthy of seeing.
Have a lovely Monday,
Ciao, Margaux. Cintrano.