Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Ajami


The first line of this film is “I know I can feel what is about to happen” and it really sets the tone for the rest of this movie. Throughout the film, you are so tense knowing that something bad is about to happen, but hoping that it won’t. This movie was so exceptional, I kept saying in head through the whole film, “Wow, this is a good movie.” Set in the region of Ajami in Tel Aviv, the film explored the instability of the day-to-day lives of people involved (often indirectly, as is the case with young children) in conflicts regarding religion (Christians, Muslims, Jews) and nationality (Israel, Palestine, Iraq). The non-linear plot really takes you for a ride as you get different perspectives and understand the bigger picture as the events unfold. To me, this should have been the clear winner at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language film. Amazing!

2 comments:

  1. You never answered my question about how you get those movies in SA

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  2. yes i did!...(copied from my shawshank response)

    "haha..I actually do have a netflix-like service here called pushplay....also, we have this software that connects everyone on the UCT network...so we all share files (movies, tv shows etc)...it takes about 1 minute to download!"

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