What It’s About: A mother who died that left her two children two envelopes which sends both of them on a journey to find their past/roots. This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (if you couldn’t tell by the poster) at the most recent Academy Awards.
Apparently she didn’t want to tell them herself which could have saved soo much time instead of forcing her kids to spend travel costs.
What I Liked: The acting in here was really good, especially by the mother who plays an old version of herself and a young version of her self in the past. I think she deserved a Best Actress nomination over Michelle Williams for this role. There were also a few AMAZING shots which accompanied some very powerful scenes. Those shots just had me awe-struck. There is more I probably could say, but I don’t remember since it’s been more than a week. I should update this blog more often. My bad.
What I Didn’t Like: Honestly, the whole concept of the movie. I understand that the mother wanted her kids to know about their past and hers, but I don’t think it was really necessary to force her kids to do some detective work when she could’ve told them straight forward. It also felt a bit too long and I was feeling a bit bored at some parts, which were made up for by a few scenes. It had a few good moments, but I don’t think I would watch this again.
Watch This If You Like: Foreign films and dramas.