lunes, 7 de junio de 2010

Two Short Films to Make You Think

Here are a couple of short moving (=causing emotion)films meant to provoke a thought or two about the meaning of life...They are both by the Greek director Constantin Pilavios. In both cases the audio is in Greek but the subtitles are in English; anyway, the messages are, in both cases, universal and transgress language barriers.
Both stories (less than six minutes each) have an unexpected ending.
The first film is called What´s That?; it´s a story about patience, love...



As for the second one, Small Pleasures, it seems to be quite appropriate for moments like the one we are living right now: when the whole world seems to be going through a monetary crisis, it is nice to find something that reminds us of the small pleasures that are free and available for all of us to enjoy and share.
This is the beginning of the story: "Once upon a time in a country far far away a boy lived, very different from all the others. His name was Eftichis. Everything ran smoothly in his life until one day, many many years ago an incident made him see life from a different perspective. And suddenly, a big secret was revealed."


Any comments? I´d like to hear or read them; but there´s something else I would like you to do: practise telling these stories to someone: you´ll tell them to me in class and, when you do, I would like to know what message you think they try to convey, a sort of moral of the story. Maybe you should watch them one more time to pay attention to the details and get their deeper meaning.

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