Saturday, 13 November 2010

Another Year

I've just been to see the new Mike Leigh film 'Another Year' which is one of the most poigniant films I've seen in a long time.  The film takes you on a journey throughout one year in the life of Tom and Gerri who love nothing more than to potter around their allotment.  The focus of the film is on Tom and Gerri's home being a stable environment in which friends and family can take temporary relief from their otherwise disappointing lives.

I think the allotment in the film was symbolic of life, death, regrowth, rebirth and yet at the same time it seemed to symbolise the similarities from one season to the next.  Much like in life, every year is different but basically throws up the same problems or fruits of success.

I highly recommend this film.  It's as British as Cox's apples.

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