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CHRONIC (2015) : ambiguities and control.
I must come back to Chronic. A friend mentioned to me another film directed by Franco: After Lucia. I viewed it immediately and the experience urged me to revisit Chronic and analyse it. I found that the two films … Continue reading
Posted in Film Analysis, FILM RECEPTION Tagged ambiguities, assisted death, assisted suicide], carer, caring, daughter, death, disability, film genre, film reception, grief, incontinence, long takes, palliative care, point of view, sexual harassment, story and plot, subjective point of view, vomiting Leave a comment
ANTONIA’S LINE – Antidote to sexism.
For our film group this month I chose Antonia’s Line (1995). Why did I pick this film from my collection? Three reasons spring to mind. In a new book about ageing: Lynn Segal’s ‘Out of Time, the Pleasures and Perils of … Continue reading
Posted in Ageing, Film Analysis Tagged A question of silence, Ageing, anger, british comedies, daughter, death, disability, extended family, family, feminism, friendship, Gorris, grandmother, great-granddaughter, grief, old woman, utopia, violence, war 1 Comment
THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987)
At the 2006 U3A/NFT Older Women in Films Study Day the focus film was The Whales of August. The film at the time was not available on DVD or Video but the film group had watched a copy from the TV. … Continue reading
Posted in Film Analysis Tagged Ageing, blindness, braille reading, carer, caring, cataracts., death, disability, friendship, hearing aid., linear and circular time, lined faces, looks, low and high tides, moonshine, nature, representation old woman, sea, sisterhood, sisters, stroke, whales, white hair, wrinkles 2 Comments
THE STRAIGHT STORY 2
Ageist language I could not resist flagging. From the NFT viewing notes of Charulata (1964 – dir. Satyajit Ray) I quote : … I saw old women doddering out of the cinema with tears in their eyes …. the ancient women emerging … Continue reading →