While putting off writing yet another paper (does this work ever end?), I spent a while tonight talking to two old friends of mine. We spoke of dreams, meeting men (more a plan than an accomplishment), listened to Sam Cooke, and ended the night sharing information about a few Indie films…
The first film mentioned was one I saw eight days before I turned 25. This is only important insomuch as the main character has eight days until he turns 25…and is inevitably going to be killed by…a milktruck. Really, the preview of Expiration Date shows the plot much better than I could write it. And although it’s an odd movie, it is clearly the best death-by-milktruck movie ever.
The other film we spoke about I have yet to see. It’s called 500 Days of Summer. And it looks marvelous. This Swedish blog has pictures and the preview. Go ahead. Swoon. 🙂
It’s a film about two children (if the pictures didn’t give it away): Malu and Jorgito. Malu is upper-class and her mother doesn’t want her to play with Jorgito. Jorgito, his mother a socialist, is also not allowed to play with Malu. The children learn that Malu’s mother is planning on leaving Cuba, so they sneak off to the other side of the island in search for Malu’s father to convince him not to sign the paperwork allowing Malu’s mother to leave. It looks very cute (although I can’t find a preview to post that’s in English) and has won numerous film festival awards, so I’m surprised I’ve held off watching it for this long. On to the film!