Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Popcorn & a Show ~ The Well Digger's Daughter

We love films because they makes us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into the eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also. they tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken.
~ Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You

This month, I chose to watch the French film, La Fille Du Puisatier (The Well Digger's Daughter).  I absolutely loved this foreign film!  I loved the storyline. I loved the acting.  I loved the scenery.  I loved it so much that I decided to buy it on iTunes.

If you are looking for a sweet movie, I hope that you will consider The Well Digger's Daughter. In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

Watching a foreign film while reading English subtitles can be a bit tricky at first but it won't be long before you don't even notice that you are reading the words.

My goal is to watch and review one foreign film a month this year. So far this year, I've seen one Swedish film, one Korean film, one Spanish film, two Persian films, and now,  a French film.

*You can find links to my other foreign film movie reviews in the right sidebar.

10 comments:

  1. It sounds like a film that I'd love, Gina. Thank you for sharing your great reviews with us.
    Happy 4th to you!

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    1. Happy 4th, Kitty! Let me know if you decide to see this film. I think you will love it!

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  2. Always great to see new films thank you for sharing! Hope all is well :-) Have a great afternoon!

    blessings,
    Jill

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    1. You are very welcome, Jill. Love movies but I'd rather play with pygmy goats. Congratulations on yours!

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  3. Good way to stretch yourself and keep your mind active having to read and watch :)

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    1. I never thought about it that way before, Connie, but you are right. Maybe I need to watch more of them! :-)

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  4. This sounds like a very nice movie. Anymore, they are few and far between! I will keep my eyes open for this one. xx K

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    1. Karen, it is available to rent on iTunes. I believe it is set in the 1940's. xx

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  5. Sounds like a really nice movie. I do enjoy foreign films - they are different in subtle ways than American ones. And this one would help me improve my French!

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    1. Lorrie, I only took a year of French in high school. Three years of Spanish, though. I'm a bit rusty....

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