Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it’s wrong. Roma cannot be truth, because it’s made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also don’t know who Jean Luc Godard is, or what 24 frames have to do with it, as frames are usually found in Asda, for pictures and photos to sit in.
Although, actually, films are made of pictures, aren’t they? So maybe that’s what he meant, in which case, he’s very clever, even if he’s from somewhere that isn’t where I’m from.
So, what, in fact, is a film?
Well, it’s a thing you go to see when it’s too early to see it on tv. It even comes out before the dvd. And it costs three times as much as watching it for free, which is really stupid. Unless it has nudity in it.
But not every film does.
Neither did “Spaceballs” and that has ‘balls’ in the title.
Welcome to FLIM WEAKLY.
This week, I wasn’t allowed to choose the movie, because I wanted to watch that DVD of The Italian Job remake that I got in the pound shop for, like, a pound. So, my Mum chose this, because she doesn’t love me.
This film was broken, because it wasn’t in colour, and the people in it didn’t speak like they were from here, and there were no car chases, or explosions, apart from a fire, but even the fire is slow and doesn’t do anything, because it’s being lame and stupid.
Anyway, what we have here is an immaculately shot and constructed dissection of the class system in 1970s Mexico, made manifest in the story of a young house maid who takes care of a wealthy family, who embrace her as an extension of their own family unit, and who, following an unexpected pregnancy, goes on a journey of discovery as to whether or not her destiny is actually her own, or has been given to the family she cleans the house of.
But it’s not in colour, so I just couldn’t get behind it, to be honest.
Her boyfriend is a dickhead, the dad of the family buggers off and there is a lot of walking about, which is, in fact, a comment on the aimless existence of those further down the class ladder, who are often taken for granted, despite being vital to the foundations of their society, or indeed any society, which makes it a comment not just on humanity, but on the political climate we live in today, particularly with the issues of immigration and borders within the United States.
This film was not made for me, I’m not going to lie.
Marks out of 10……..
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Because they aren’t that stupid.