Empty Days

Monday, March 22, 2004



Saw a good film yesterday (once again, chanced on it in the middle - fuck tv schedule) - La vie revee des anges (eng. review Dreamlike life of angels).


About two girls trying to make it on their own outside of your normal curriculum. It's hard to describe this sort of movie because it's mostly a psychological thing - what drives people to behave the way they do. It's interesting to see how individual psychology becomes a plot-line and leads you to either hell or heaven for no other reason than that's how you are. Psychology has no moral to teach - because everything is as it is. People don't make mistakes - they act in a certain way that may be self-destructive. Is it a mistake that you be self-destructive?

There are two characters: a brunette and a blonde, tomboy-like both of them. The dark one is generous and relaxed; the light one is angry and bitter. One makes friends with strangers and occasions miracles, the other one sees no light and jumps out of the window. This last outcome seems gracefully inescapable. Likewise miracles happen as a result of a certain attitude towards life and nothing else.

I think that's pretty close to how things happen in reality - destiny may be a plot-line that develops one way or another, as if growing from a certain original seed, and you can't mess with that if you don't want to lie and disfigure reality. Suicide as an end to a certain plot is gracefully complete because it is naturally conclusive of that particular plot-line. It is sad but unsurprising. In fact - it is wished for and comes as a relief.

A very good film.





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