Friday, June 21, 2013

Ginger & Rosa

Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" was the most wonderful film I've seen this year so far. It reminded me of a French novel, "Les Particules Elementaires," written by Michel Houellebecq. Both of them depict the painful struggle with the counterculture parents. The film is about what's it like to be a daughter of a peace activist in the cold war era.
Although set in 1962, this doesn't belong to the 'nostalgic' movies (so I guess; actually, I wasn't born at that time). The least Elvis-kind-of music can be heard, but the most touching song in this movie is Gershwin's "The Man I Love" sung by Ginger's mother. 

(I picked up the song from a production by Pina Bausch.)