Thomas Fjellum’s review published on Letterboxd:
Scavenger Hunt #52 - July 2019 | Film #7
Task #5: A film you remember watching in school
Schindler's List is one of those films I watched in junior high or high school, and everybody knows what it's like to watch a movie in class. You're just happy to get out of class for something else. Of course my eyes were on screen long enough to give a strong impression, but not long enough to truly experience it. That last part I learned just now. Because I always knew Schindler's List was a good film, no one can really say that it isn't. But it's not something you should experience at school to truly feel the film. We usually had breaks, and maybe even saw half of a film one day and the rest another back then, and I get why from the teachers perspective. They don't have to teach for a few hours, and what we see; the luggages getting burned rather than taken with the prisoners, the way the jewish public had to live and hide, are enough to give us an impression of what happened. But it's a disservice to the film. 195 minutes in one sitting, and alone with only the film to fill the silence. That's the way to experience Schindler's List.