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The Lunchbox

Tambourine Cat
A thing on Twitter reminded me that I wanted to say how much fun the movie The Lunchbox is. Apparently I just really, really love epistolary stories? This one unfolded like a flower: there is nothing unexpected about how a flower unfolds, but you sure do enjoy watching it. And it wasn't just the main characters, the secondary characters were excellent as well: Saajan's young disciple Shaikh and Ila's heard-but-not-seen Auntie. And every small detail--a window closed so Saajan can't look in, which becomes, later, a window from which a child waves at him--is excellent.

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docdad2
Jul. 30th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Intersting Trailer
I hope the movie comes to our town - or (sigh) NetFlix.
asakiyume
Jul. 30th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Re: Intersting Trailer
It is on netflix--that's how I saw it!
wuweibaby
Jul. 30th, 2014 10:49 am (UTC)
Re: Intersting Trailer
Oh good!


Boo. It says unavailable for streaming :(

Edited at 2014-07-30 11:19 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Jul. 31st, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Intersting Trailer
Yeah, I ended up going back to DVD netflix because *nothing* I wanted to see was ever available streaming. They have a service that's just two disks a month that isn't too pricey.

I think it's also available to view through Youtube, though probably not egally-lay
duccio
Jul. 30th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Lunchbox looks really good. I'll try and see it.

Have you seen Cartas del parque (Letters from the park) a Cuban film from 1989? It's a small part from the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. I think you would like this epistolary story very, very much.
asakiyume
Jul. 31st, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm just reading Love in the Time of Cholera now! I'll definitely look for Cartas del parque.
mnfaure
Jul. 31st, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
I want to see this!!!
asakiyume
Aug. 1st, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
It's a really lovely film :-)
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