Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Non ti muovere.

i'm a fan of foreign films, and this one is a new favourite. (and not just because it has my girlfriend Penelope Cruz in it, or it's an Italian film)

The director of the film is also the main actor and his wife wrote the novel. It's beautiful. tragic. dark. tender. with amazing performances. amazing.

it's the kind of movie that after you watch it, it stays with you and you sit there thinking about it. the very next day i ordered the novel by Margaret Mazzantini.

here's a piece of an interview from Penelope Cruz, asking her how the film changed her life:

"I found that what happened to me when I read “Catcher in the Rye,” I was in New York by myself, and I bought the book and I couldn't stop reading it. I felt that it opened a door to something and I felt the same way with this book. That only happens once in a while. You find some material that for some reason connects with you in a different way, and it happened with this book. I was on a plane and I couldn't stop crying. I was alone and so I had to hide myself behind the book. I was making a lot of noise. They were like, “Are you okay?” And for me, when I find material that can make me feel so much, I feel so privileged that they thought of me for this. "


chelsea rebecca said...

i love foreign films! and i don't watch them enough. but as soon as i get home this is on my to-watch list!

Gracie said...

I wish I watched more foreign films. This one sounds amazing. And I would love to read the book too. And I really love that quote of Penelope's there.

We don't always find books that you can connect to and when you do. Wow!

Anna said...

I have not seen this! But I'm adding this to my list of things to do :)

Have a great day!


Marisa said...

this looks amazing.... i am adding it to my list. xoxo

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i need to know more!

Annie Cristina said...

I too love foreign films. My absolute favorite one is "Amelie," which you simply have to see TODAY if you have never seen it before. I am serious. :)

About books -- The English Patient was the book that opened a door in my brain, that made me see the world in a completely different light. I will always love that book.

I am also a fan of Penelope Cruz. Have you seen her in the Spanish (original) version of "Vanilla Sky," which is called "Open Your Eyes"? It's amazing. Thanks for this post!

tinypaperheart said...

i love the quote from penelope cruz. how moving. :)

Jen said...

And of course I'm going to have to check out both the movie and book!

:: Gina :: said...

love penelope.
putting this on the list.

Every Little Counts said...

wow. i've been meaning to watch this. thanks for reminding me! i think i will be moving it up to the top of my queue right now...

jen said...

penelope is the absolute best in almodovar's film. if you haven't seen them, i have ALL of them and would be more than happy to burn you a copy. they cannot be missed.


Micaela said...

YES ladies! do see this film... and let me know what you think :)

Annie, YES to "The English Patient." I haven't read it, but i think i will have to find me a copy because i bet it's even better on page. After Vanilla Sky, i rented the spanish version, and yes- even better. Remember that movie "Last Kiss" with Zach Braff & Rachel Bilson? it was a great version but the original is an italian one and i just about loved the original more. Let me know other films i must see please :)

jen, you darling girl- i am emailing you RIGHT THIS SECOND. I would love any copies!!!! she is, after all, my girlfriend ;) your comment made me SOOO HAPPY!

Anonymous said...

Excellent film. Sergio Castellitto is an outstanding actor but he proved here he can direct to. If you like his acting, then I recommend that you see, "Caterina va in città" and "Bella Martha."

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