The Truly Moving
There’s something cathartic about watching a monumentally moving emotional or poignant film. If you notice, after watching them and reacting to them, you feel relieved (in a good way), it is as if you your feelings that have pent up have got their release. This was one of the reasons why Aristotle defined tragedy in the following manner. “A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in appropriate and pleasurable language;... in a dramatic rather than narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish a catharsis of these emotions.” In a world and at a time where so much tragedy surrounds us and we’re constantly told to be strong and hold it in, there’s often nothing better than settling in front of an old fashioned weepie and just letting it all go…
The Three Colours Blue
Julie (Juliette Binoche) is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier (Benoît Régent), an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.
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