chuzen’s review published on Letterboxd:
an anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an african tribe. he put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. when he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. when he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said:
"ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" 'ubuntu' in the xhosa culture means: "i am because we are" - my favorite meme
scrolling through reviews, i came across one (as many others are likely to) criticizing that this film was (i’m paraphrasing)
too much about julie’s relationships instead of being about julie
and i thought about that, and i eventually came to the conclusion that the only thing that truly matters, ultimately, are the relationships in our lives. nothing else. NOTHING. i am who i am because of the people in my life. i am because we are(were)
so i would like to thank that reviewer (who i stopped following long long ago) for reminding me of what is important in life, and who unfortunately doesn’t get it at all.
i saw that you doubted it. if i regretted one thing, it’s that i never managed to make you see how wonderful you are.