Monday, October 26, 2009

Interesting Fact

I've discovered an interesting fact about myself in the past few weeks, and I've been chewing over it for a while.
What I've found is that I really enjoy the dark, yet sometimes funny, Germanic and Scandinavian films over the absurd, yet bright, films of the south, such as the ones done by Fellini.
You may not find this to be a revelation, but I am surprised.
Any ideas why?
Are there any foreign films that just don't leave you once you've finished watching them?
Is there anyone in particular that you like?
While you speculate and navel gaze, here's a preview from a film I watched (again) yesterday:

Perhaps there is absurdity in the dark too.


Caroline said...

I'm about the only person I know you liked Babette's Feast. I even own it.It's so depressingly slow and solemn. My dad says it reminds him of his Danish aunts as he was growing up.

ConcernedCitizen said...

I prefer this video! Semper Fi, Marine

Cheryl said...

I stumbled upon your blog while updating my own, and when I read this entry I realized you need to see Babbette's Feast! Then I saw that someone else had already mentioned it and perhaps you've already seen it. I also own it and love it. It's more a poem than a movie to me. I can also recommend "Shirley Valentine" (British) and "Manon of the Spring" (French). For hilarity and slapstick, try "The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob" (French). There are so many great foreign films, but most of them we never see in the US. Loved the pumpkin hat, by the way.