Thursday, August 23, 2007

film review - out of africa

bricks + cartwheels watched Sydney Pollack's 1985 film "Out of Africa" recently; some of us for the first time, some of us for the first in a long time. But it was a discovery all the same, of a beautiful place filled with colour, and love, and life. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), a Danish woman who moves to Kenya in 1913 and the many years she spends there after that. Her journey is shared with Denys Finch-Hatton (Robert Redford), a hunter who challenges her mind as well as her emotions. Whilst she believes in the freedom to learn, with her love for adventure set alongside the rhythm of Africa, she learns about freedom.

This film captures the idyllic nature of a country that is wild and beautifully poetic. It truly is captivating. If you do get the chance to see it, we hope it touches you as much as it did us.

1 comment:

Paul McGrath said...

Not having seen the film "Out of Africa" recently, or indeed at all, I was pleasantly surprised to read the recent review of the film on your blogspot. It was a review full of discovery, filled with colour, love, life and a brief synopsis of the plot(always helpful in these tricky review situations).
Themes of freedom, adventure and the rythym of Africa are beautifully described against the strict regiment of the review format, clearly summarising swaythes of plot in a few short lines.
The review captures the idyllic nature of the film, which in itself allegedly captures the continent's wild and poetic wilderness. I'm glad this review touched me and if I ever see the film i'm sure it will touch me with a high level of touchability.

Good work and top website ladies
Cya Tuesday!
Cheers
-Paul