AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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3/3/09

Everlasting Moments Movie Review



'Endowed With The Gift Of Seeing...'


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There is barely a single moment in this film that doesn't amaze and astonish. Whether focusing on the joys and tragedies of family life; the battles of exploited workers for their humanity; young girls selling their locks of hair for bread; or the flowering of this extraordinary woman as she slowly evolves into someone in the process of figuring out herself and the world, and painfully torn between being artist and a mother.

2 comments:

  1. There was nothing to like or embrace in this portrait of a father/man. He committed almost every heinous act often attributed to men in their relationship to their wives. Two and a half hours of this struggle, the good talented woman versus the potential murderer, emotionally insensitive husband was over the top, even for me.

    Linda Z

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  2. This was a true story. You should be more receptive to women's historical pain, and a courageous bid to prevail, against traditionally overwhelming odds. If you haven't been a victim of domestic violence or struggled to raise seven children without an iota of support from anywhere that would free you from domestic violence, you should not cast judgment on other women in crisis. As for her husband, there was the implication that prison does have the potential for redemption, contrary to the current reactionary mindset in US culture, and that prison transformed this man.
    By the way, the movie was two hours and ten minutes, and flew by, so mesmerizing was this story.

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