Fire of Love (2022, dir Sara Dosa)
“If I could eat rocks, I’d stay in the volcanoes and never come down”.
Fire of Love is a beautiful documentary that explores the lives of Katia and Maurice Krafft, a couple who shared a passion for each other and volcanoes. Through stunning visuals and captivating storytelling, the film highlights themes of love, adventure, and the wonders of the natural world.
Le Bonheur (1965, dir Agnes Varda)
“I wonder what I like more: The smell of the trees, the grass or the river?”
Le Bonheur is a very interesting film that explores the idea of happiness and the challenges that come with seeking it out. It tells the story of Francois and Therese, a married couple with kids, whose seemingly perfect life is thrown into turmoil when Francois falls in love with another woman. The movie is visually stunning and the performances are really moving, making it a real emotional rollercoaster. It tackles themes like loyalty and love, and it makes you really think about what it means to be happy.
Sweetie (1989, dir Jane Campion)
“Illusions don’t go away. They become more subtle”.
Sweetie is a somewhat experimental film about a family and their messed-up relationships, and it’s both funny and super intense. The main character is Kay, and her life gets even crazier when her younger sister Sweetie shows up. The actors are amazing, and the movie really explores themes of mental illness, family struggles, and figuring out who you are. It’s shot in a really cool way, and the storytelling is so unique that it’ll stay with you for a while.
The Virgin Suicides (1999, dir Sofia Coppola)
“None of my daughters lacked for any love, there was plenty of love in our household. I never understood why.”
The Virgin Suicides is a stunning film that tells the tragic story of the five Lisbon sisters. Through the eyes of a group of adolescent boys, the movie explores themes of repression, desire, and the fleeting nature of youth. With a haunting soundtrack and standout performances, The Virgin Suicides really sticks with you after the credits