The Deep Blue Sea (2011) Film. Director : Terence Davies

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot. (Imdb)

Postwar England has been a recurring and vital setting for Terence Davies. His semi-autobiographical masterpieces Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, as well as the bulk of his rapturous documentary Of Time and the City, take place largely in the fifties and movingly evoke the hardship and camaraderie of that era.

The Deep Blue Sea is also a product of that age. An adaptation of a famous play by British playwright Terence Rattigan, it features one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre; Peggy Ashcroft, Vivien Leigh, Penelope Keith and Blythe Danner have all taken a swing at it. Joining them now in an impossibly intimate and deeply vulnerable performance is Rachel Weisz. She plays Hester Collyer, the former wife of a high-WASP judge, now the nearly abandoned lover of a drunken former World War II pilot. Emotionally stranded and physically isolated, she attempts suicide to win him back and perhaps also to send a message to her former husband. Her gesture serves only to estrange her more from the men in her life and reality itself.

Davies cleverly strips away many of the play’s supporting characters and expands the film visually and psychologically into Lady Collyer’s dream life. Gently abstracted flashbacks take us into luminous cinematographic landscapes, including a bravura tracking shot through an underground station during the Blitz. But it is the unrelenting focus on Weisz — her face, her pain — in long, masterfully composed takes that draws us inside her utter desperation and the desperation of the British people, struggling to rebuild their society after a calamitous war and the loss of an Empire. –TIFF

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Into the Abyss (2011) Film. Director : Werner Herzog

Crime stories can often fall into a predictable pattern of whodunit, but trust Werner Herzog to bring his own unique approach to the genre. He focuses on a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, that occurred ten years ago. Epitomizing the word “senseless,” the apparent motive behind the murders was to steal a car for a joyride. The convicted killers were two teenagers, Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, who had a history of substance abuse and violent bravado. They deny their guilt (each blaming the other), but the verdict was based on strong evidence that Herzog doesn’t challenge. Instead, he probes the legacy of the crime and the psyches of the people involved, unveiling layers of humanity, both cold and compassionate.

Herzog, who strongly opposes capital punishment, came to this story after interviewing several people on death row. Among them was 28-year-old Perry, scheduled to die eight days after talking to Herzog. “When I talk to you, it does not necessarily mean that I have to like you,” Herzog says to Perry, “but… I think human beings should not be executed as simply as that.” Burkett, in contrast, was given a comparatively lenient sentence of life imprisonment, prompted by an emotional plea from his father (who is also incarcerated). After delving deeper, Herzog chose to concentrate on this particular case.

In a departure from films like Cave of Forgotten Dreams or Grizzly Man, Herzog refrains from his distinctive and familiar voice-over commentary, but his presence is felt through his questions. In addition to interviewing Perry and Burkett, he talks to their relatives, the victims’ families, law enforcement officials and others. Exploring an American gothic landscape, he takes us from luxury homes to impoverished trailers to prison cells. Herzog’s inquiries yield surprising moments that speak to a variety of human tendencies, including regret, redemption and irrational behaviour. As he’s done so often before, Herzog turns ominous territory into an enlightening trip. –TIFF

A Better Life (2011) Film. Director : Chris Weitz

Daha once izledigim ; Christopher Zalla `nin filmi olan ” Padre Nuestro veya Our Father” filmin konusuyla benzerlikler iceriyor acikcasi…

Dunyanin farkli cografyalarinda, belliki kayginin,umutsuzlugun veya daha iyi kosullarda yasayabilmek icin ; butun bu karmasanin sebep ve nedenlerin cogaldigi, sorunlarin cozumsuzlestigi andir. goc edenler, edilenler.

her nekadarda konu bir babanin kendi cocugunu sokak ceteleriden uzak tutma cabasi veya daha iyi bir gelecek icin olsada.  Ayni kosullarda yasayan farkli bireylerin sirf kendi menfaetleri ugruna baska bir kisinin bulundugu durumundan cikar saglamasi, guvenin, dostlugun ne kadarda kirilgan oldugunu gostermektedir..

Carlos esiyle birlikte kacak yollarla  daha iyi bir hayat ugruna Amerika`ya goc etmis Meksika vatandasidir. kendisininde belirttigi gibi esinin zaman icinde farkli davranis sergilemesi mutsuz olmasi ve daha fazlasini istemesi sonucunda kocasini ve cocugunu terkedip gitmistir.

Luis ise okulda aylaklik yapan, pek de basarili olmayan bir ogrencidir. bulundugu kosullar bakimindan cevresindeki herkesin sokak cetelerine olan meraki ve katilma istegi, Luis`i ister istemez ikilemde birakmistir.cunku babasiyla olan iliskisi ve  surekli catisma icinde olmasi, onu hep ikilem icinde birakirken,

Luis Amerika`da dogup buyudugunden dolayi, bu kulturun bir parcasi haline gelmis zamanla. cunku Meksikali halkini hor gormeye baslamsi onlari kucumsemesi; bir nevi gunumuz dunyasindaki asimulasyon politikasinin bir ornegidir.

Kendi dilini dahi unutan veya ulkesini kucumseyerek, parcasi olmadigi bir kulturun insani haline geliyor.

kaldirimda kopegiyle yuruyuse cikmis olan  mutlu bir goruntu cizen yalniz bir kadin ve sonrada farkli ciftleri ozellikle yakinda planda gostermeye calismasi, bir anlamda Carlos`un bu kulture olan ozentisini, ozlemini  veya Amerikan ruyasinin bir yansimasidir. cunku disaridan verilmek istenilen mesaj bu olsa gerek.

Carlos`un gunluk is bakarken tesadufen Santiago`yla tanismasi ve Santiago`nun ounla ekmegini bolusmesi, bir anlamda Carlos`un guvenini kazanir.

Carlos`un daha iyi bir yasam ve cocugunun gelecegi icin Blasco`nun kamyonetini  satin almasi ve gunluk is baktigi meydana gider; ve ekmegini kendisiyle paylastigi Santiagoyu tercih eder.

ve ilk firsatta santiago kamyoneti calip sonradan da satip parayida meksikaya gonderir..

Luis ve Carlos kamyoneti ve santiago`yu arama esnasinda, baba ve ogul bu surecte birbirlerine daha yakinlasirlar.

ilk surectede belirtmeye calistigim gibi, Christopher Zalla `nin filmi olan ” Padre Nuestro veya Our Father” filmin konusuyla benzerliklerin oldugunu, bunuda iki genc cocugun kacak yollarla new York`a giderken yolda yiyeceklerini paylasmalari ve kendi hikayelerini ve gecmislerini anlatirken bir anlamda da kendi sirlarini ele vermeleri ve bundan da yaranlanmaya calismasi. tipki Carlos ve Santiago`nun durumunda oldugu gibi..

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I watched before, Christopher Zalla `s movie” Padre Nuestro, or Our Father “Frankly, mingling similarities to the film’s subject …Geographies around the world, apparently intensifying their anxiety, despair, or to live in better conditions, the causes and reasons for all this chaos multiplies, problems cozumsuzlestigi moment. immigrants, the ones.Each subject is a father nekadarda tries to keep her son away from street gangs, or Even though for a better future. Different individuals who live under the same conditions where a person other than the sake of purely state menfaetleri Take off your own supply, trust, friendship is the conclusion of what up until the fragile ..The sake of a better life with her husband Carlos and pans ways of immigrants in America or Mexico citizens. As he himself when his wife wants to act differently for each exhibit, and more unhappy as a result be pastoral kocasini and went away with.Luis engaged in idleness at the school, a student is not doing well. His interest in respect of conditions and the surrounding environment where everyone’s desire to participate in street gangs, Luis `s relationship with her father, and constantly birakmistir.cunku dilemma inevitably be in conflict, the dilemma in her always leavesLuis grew up in America because, over time has become a part of this culture. baslamsi contempt for them because the Mexican kucumsemesi PEOPLE; asimulasyon policy around the world today is an example of a kind.Who have forgotten their own language, or even contemptuous of the territory, not part of a culture of human becoming.a walk on the sidewalk, which had a happy dog, and then draw an image of a lonely woman, especially in different pairs and try to plan soon, in a sense that this culture ozentisini Carlos `s, longing for, or a reflection of the American dream. this must be the desired message to be given from the outside.

Carlos is looking at the day `s coincidentally met with Santiago and Santiago` s `ounla sharing his bread, Carlos` s confidence in a sense, is the winner.

Carlos `s life and her child a better future for the purchase of Blasco kamyonetini` s go in and looked at the daily business, and would prefer Santiagoyu shared bread with him.

You can play the first opportunity, and afterwards sold the van to santiago parayida sends to Mexico ..

Luis and Carlos `yu call pickup and during santiago, father and son get closer to each other in this process.

The first process, as I have tried to indicate, Christopher Zalla `s film” Padre Nuestro, or Our Father, “the film’s subject that there are similarities, too, will rise two ways young child on the way to a New York City to share their food and their own stories and histories describing the secrets of his own hand in a sense and therefore give the yaranlanmaya work. Carlos and Santiago `s just the same as in the case ..