This is a movie about relationships. The grandmothers favorite son (Otar) has left for Paris, another country, to get work and she misses him terribly. His sister loves her mother deeply but has to deal with jealous feeling over favoritism. The grandaughter is wise for her age, observing these family interactions with warmth and understanding. In the end she is the main point of the story.
A wonderful ageless film with lessons aplenty for us all, but most importantly, don't underestimate the intelligence of the aged. How people found this boring is beyond me, it has layers unravelling all the time. Cream floats to the top and this could be used as an object lesson for a lot of gormless USA moviemakers who sacrifice realism for sensationalism.
Was prob O.k. and I just not in the mood to finish it.
Smartly written, keenly observant and very sweet.
An excellect narrative relating the cycle of life within a family both young and aged. On the issues faced the sepctator is given much food for thought re how they might repond in a similar situation.
A delightful movie with a genuineness and warmth that beguiles. The rather poignant ending illustrates so much about the grandmother. Her depth of understanding and selflessness can really be understood at the finale
Low key but engrossing European family drama with great acting especially from the granny
Absolutely one worth watching. Based on a mothers love for her children. It explores the tensions and complexities within the family. Well acted and directed.
Delightful if you enjoy films that play with shifting between languages. The relationships between the three generations of women makes this film as does the denoument.
A beautiful film and well acted.
A beautiful film that turns an unlikely premise into a poetic meditation on love, change and sacrifice. Wonderful performances and gorgeous though understated cinematography. Images of the old lady stay with you.
A woman's film of relationships which I really enjoyed, though not enough action to keep Brian rivetted, but he kept an eye on it while he pottered around. Very thoughtful, and a wonderful 90 year old central character. Oh that we could all have the capacities of that lady at 90!
I'm sorry, I just couldn't find anything good about this film. Long, drawn out and disjointed. Give it a miss, unless you want to end up feeling depressed!!!!