Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Mic Macs

This afternoon I saw the wonderful French film Mic Macs a Tire-Larigot. Much though I love documentaries, I love even more to see a feature film that engages with issues creatively and humourously and that's what certainly happens here. Bazil's Dad was killed by a landmine and years later Bazil himself is injured when he gets caught up in a drive by shooting. He comes out of hospital to find himself homeless and jobless but is rescued by a community of talented misfits and artists who live in a home made from salvaged metal where they spend their time making crafts from recycled materials and where everyone's unique skills are valued. Bazil encourages them all to join his campaign against the man who was ultimately responsible for his father's death and his own injury. Mic Macs is currently showing at Edinburgh Filmhouse and other selected cinemas in the UK.

Useful Links

Campaign Against Arms Trade.
Landmine Action.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

hello Juliet :) my name is Catherine and I really like your poetry! I have a blog for mine -
www.catherinespoems.blogspot.com
they will probably not be as good as yours as i am only in my teens,but please have a look and if you like tell me what you think of them. i also have another creative writing blog; the idea is that the person who is speaking doesn't exist. you can find that at
www.characterwords.blogspot.com

thank you ! catherine x

madhat said...

I certainly loved Amélie, so I will be looking out for this film!
Thanks for sharing. :o)

Nat Hall said...

I hope to catch it up through the Film Mobile, Juliet ;)
Loved Danny Boon in Joyeux Noël and Allez Les Ch'tis!

Gillena Cox said...

haven't gone to the movies in quite awhile been watching TV movies; maybe i should do that

much love
gillena

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Titus said...

Read a lot of mixed reviews about the film, so thanks for your view.
Obviously, it deserves a view!

Magyar said...

Instantly I took notice, my casual studies of American Natives.
__MicMacs, a clan centered around Maine into Canada and around to Nova Scotia. Now, of course, I'm interested in this creative film._m

Poetikat said...

I see the person above me has already mentioned it, but there is a Mic Mac tribe in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where my mom comes from.

Sounds like a good film though.

TechnoBabe said...

What a great blog! I love the picture in your header. Do you think this film will be here in the US? I will be on the look for it.

Des said...

This sounds like an excellent film. Thanks for the recommendation. And you have an outstanding blog here. I enjoyed reading through it.

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Downright Fiction - thanks for your invite, but I'm already over committed so I'll need to say no...