Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Last Life in the Universe

The last life in the universe is a film i watched over a year ago at the wonderful cinema the Duke of Yorks. Wonderful, in the good arty cinema type of way, in that it plays all the best films that don't get shown at the big business cinemas and it sells beer and cake. What more could you want! Anyway i digress (distracted by the thought of cake mmm, or beer, mmmmmm life is full of so many difficult decisions!) point is that i have been trying to remember what this film was called for about the last nine months but thanks to the wonders of the internet and ingenius sisters i now know what it is called. The film is shot in Thailand, but with a Japanese director. It is the story of, well really its more the portrayal of the relationship that develops between two people. The film starts with a series of unsucessful suicide attempts by the main character. How this can be made incredibly funny but not be out of place in a beautiful piece of cinematic magic realism is beyond me. The cinematography is absolutely stunning and it is just one of those great films that makes you see the medium of film in a whole new light. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, watch it. Unless you are person who needs constant dialogue because there is more than a generous helping of blissful dramatic silence!


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