Monday, 20 August 2007

Edinburgh International Film Festival - In the Cities

In the Cities is a Quebecois film centring on Fanny a gardener with a mission to save trees in her neighbourhood in Montreal. The film is set in a beautiful autumn, with lots of artistic shots of changing leaves. The emotional mood is correspondingly melancholy with most of the characters being isolated and disconnected from other people and from the environment. The only exception is Jean Luc, who is blind, but seems to know more about the world around him through touch, hearing and general awareness than all the seeing characters put together. Its a beautiful, thoughtful film but perhaps not one to see if you're feeling really down.

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