La taularde, cine francés

¡Hola gente maravillosa!

El viernes 14/10/16 tuve la oportunidad de ver, con mi amiga Lorena, una película francesa que desde aquí recomiendo: La taularde.

Para salvar a su marido de la prisión, Matilde le permitirle escapar y le suplanta entrando en ese universo penitenciario tan complejo. ¿Cómo sobrevivir sin mimetizarse con ese contexto?

 

La taularde ha despertado en mí una nueva sensibilidad que estaba totalmente adormecida. Por una parte que somos dueñas de nuestras acciones muchas veces, somos libres para elegir la gran mayoría de veces, y por su puesto para equivocarnos. Muchos sentimientos diferentes pero al menos no me ha dejado indiferente.

Esta película me hizo recordar una española, “El patio de mi cárcel”, que compré hace años y que cuenta una parte de vida de 5 reclusas y una funcionaria de prisiones que se niega a conformarse con un sistema ineficaz.

Y bueno, recordando cárceles… Cómo podría olvidar mi viernes de 2014 en la cárcel de Freetown. Aquí este documental crudo, duro, desgarrador y real, como la vida misma.

 

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Parched, a story about women in a rural area of Rajasthan

Dear friends,

One month ago I went to the cinema Albéniz in Málaga to watch Parched ( La estación de las mujeres).

Yesterday we went to visit a Community Driven Development focus on Widows Empowerment and I wanted to share with you this movie.

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“Parched’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see them unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries to face their demons and stage their own personal wars.”

Water, by Deepa Mehta

I remember when I watched WATER and, of course, I remember the pain and the tears.

“Water is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows in Varanasi, India. It is a dark introspect into the tales of rural Indian widows in the 1940s and covers controversial subjects such as misogyny and ostracism. It was first released in India on 9 March 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7uM-CbzIAI

I recommend this movie because now I am in India and yesterday we went to visit a project called “Justice For Widows”. After 11 years, here in the villages of Warangal it’s still the same situation, but Bala Vikasa is changing this!

Thanks and… let’s learn from this movie and this reality!

water

 

Best,

 

Marisa

The Constant Gardener

 

The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles, one of the best directors who also did City of God. The screenplay  is based on the John le Carré novel with the same name.

The film follows Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a British diplomat in Kenya, as he tries to solve the murder of his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an Amnesty activist, alternating with many flashbacks telling the story of their love.

It was filmed on location in Loiyangalani and Kibera slum (Nairobi, Kenya), one of the bigest slum in Africa.