Thursday, April 16, 2009

Movie: Everlasting Moments

We saw Everlasting Moments at the Michigan Theater last weekend. I liked it a lot. It is a quiet movie, slowly paced, but well acted and with lovely cinematography, as befits a movie about cameras. It is very Swedish on many dimensions. The hero is a rather dour but very intrepid woman of middle age. Her husband drinks to much, fools around and is sometimes violent. The movie is about the hero's patience and inner strength, aided by the love of taking pictures that she finds and then nurtures, on and off, throughout the movie. Everlasting Moments is set in the early 20th century so photography is relatively new, at least as a consumer activity. Overall, a gently moving experience.