Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Culture 101(4)

Lesson 4: Away from Her (2006), starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent.

An exhausting film. A stunning film. I have never cried so much because of a film. If you care about people, about relationships, about the past, the present and the future, you should see it.

Why am I calling these things Culture 101 (n)? Not because I know what it means, but because I like the way "101" looks on the screen, there's a certain elegance to those signs, and because reading Richard Mouw's When the Kings Come Marching In: Isaiah and the New Jerusalem has given me 'culture' on the brain.