Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thinking about mothers makes me think of Almodovar...






I had a yearning to see "All About My Mother" last week which is one of my favorite Pedro Almodovar movies. I wasn't even thinking of mother's day until after the movie and thinking about the entwining relationships of women in it. What I love about this movie is the complexity of emotion and how the actors seem like real women, not models emoting. There is real tragedy...like a woman losing her son in a second to a speeding car, and the camera turns upside down, just like her world after seeing her son dying. I promise that I won't reveal any more plot!
I really recommend it especially as an artist--the movie has wonderful bright colors and great camera angles that inspire me in my work. I have always felt that movies inspire me a lot as does dance. Movies have to have good composition for every single shot in it so I think looking at good ones really teaches you.
Also, regarding mother's day it reminds you of just how much mothers sacrifice for their children and how many mixed emotions go into a mother-child relationship.
Is there anyone else who is inspired by movies and which ones are they? Drop me a line and let me know...

1 comment:

kaelindesign said...

Being a Mom and an artist- I understand with exquisite sympathy the give and take of being a mother. Being an artist on top of that.... I will have to go find this movie!