I hate movies
It’s way too funny to see a New Zealander deal with obnoxious UK and US establishment people and interviewers....
Interviewer: sooo um,... your speech about being from the colonies aha!! really funny aha. How your trophy is stolen gold that you’re taking back. So true aha! I heard you’re meeting with Prince William this week. Will you tell him your views on colonialism?
Taika: ummm...? he didn’t do it
Finally finished this monolith of a film.
It's hard to appreciate India Song while watching it. Only in the very last moments did I realise I had just seen something very special.
It's not really a narrative in any form to me. It doesn't adhere to a structure. The scenes are long and languid, they jump back and forth, and the characters do not speak. An ominous voice tells a story, while something different happens in the film.
I watched this for the first time 8 years ago and I get something different out of it every time I watch it. The comfort of the familiar New Zealand landscapes, music and attitudes, Taika's ability to make something incredibly sad into something very comedic, the depth of the relationship between Boy and his father shown so simply but so beautifully. This is something highly personal for me, down to the white bread and copper doorknobs and Maori songs and…