Maya

"My uncle says we live three times as long since man invented movies...
It means movies give us twice what we get from daily life."

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  • Toute une nuit

    Toute une nuit

    ★★★★½

    “Ma Révérence by Veronique Sanson”

    Toute une nuit is an ode to nightlife in Brussels. Chantal Akerman gives you, the viewer, a glimpse into the lives of various people in the evening and night. She does this by focusing on movements and images rather than text and dialogue. This varies from very small movements like people moving towards each other in bed to very large ones like people literally moving. She does this by taking enough time and putting good…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★½

    “See, I love you. But love is a feeling we can experience but never explain. One can explain the concept. You love that which you can lose: Yourself, a woman, a homeland. Until today, love was simply unattainable to mankind, to the earth. Maybe we are here to experience people as a reason for love.”

    Solaris is a film that takes the sci-fi genre to a whole new level. Normally, I am not a fan of this genre, but in…

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  • A Legend, or Was It?

    A Legend, or Was It?

    ★★★★½

    I"ll be dead before then. It's boring to stay alive.
    Silly you're a child don't say that.
    I am not a child.
    ...
    While I am away watch over my family.
    ...
    Don't worry I"ll protect them with my life.

    A Legend, or Was It? Is a film set in rural Japan just before their surrender during the Second World War. It is about two families who have fled the war from the city as opponents of Japan and how…

  • A Scene at the Sea

    A Scene at the Sea

    ★★★★½

    "Silent Love by Joe Hisaishi"

    A Scene at the Sea is a film about a deaf boy who works in the rubbish department and finds a surfboard through his work. And thus discovers a passion for surfing and is encouraged to do so by his deaf girlfriend.

    These two main characters are so attuned to each other. Their acting is incredible, their looks at each other remain consistent throughout the film. Their specific facial expressions and gestures create a unique…