I knew what was coming and still sobbed like the first time.
When a classic surpasses expectations and brings both the warmth and the heartbreak on a second viewing you know it's good. I love this movie so much. *sobs forever*
letterboxd season challenge 23-24 ||
Week 22: February 12th-18th
New Black Film Canon Week
• Complex • Heart-Shattering • Deeply Human •
A compelling courtroom drama that reexamines if a mother murdering their daughter is a monster. At it's core it's a story of generational trauma woven within the mother and daughter relationships presented. Additionally both women's Blackness is the silent companion that dictates how they navigate their worlds. The layered storylines that Alice Diop present with her intensional direction grips the audience from the first scene. In addition to the direction the powerhouse performances of both leads make this film work so well.
me *low key sobbing as a sip on my hot toddy*: This movie is perfection.
I'm sure there are flaws but I'm going to be real honest - I wasn't looking for them. I softly cried a few times during this movie. As a fat girl this movie hit me on a level I never expected it to hit. I was terrified it would be accidentally (or worse intensional) fatphobic or terribly written. I'm so glad my fears were not…
There are nights like tonight when my anxiety and depression come together to make me overthink everything and want to curl into a ball and sob for reasons unclear. I find myself comparing my life and my things to others and contemplating if I am loved in the relationships I'm in. Why do I say all that? To present a mindset going into this movie, I suppose.
I loved this. I needed a magical little movie with characters to fall…