Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Scent of Green Papaya: Glorious Beauty

With the sensuality and rich score of a Kieslowski transported to the East, this movie seduces one to it's pacing and unique narrative voice. The images and sounds are stark but soothing as we see a young girl become a woman.

Yet this film isn't just about the one character, but about the joys and heartaches of women, all women. There is the loss of a child, the simple pleasure of putting on a shoe, the charm and heartache of men, the beauty of nature and the seduction of cooking.

It is a visual poem, a tribute to women, and an encouragement to take joy in everyday things. This film is truly a thing of beauty.

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