Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Reprise

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Directed by Joachim Trier
Released May 16, 2008

This Norwegian film is a stunning export that tells the parallel stories of two friends who submit their writing for publication at the same time. The film is particularly magnificent because it tells its entire story in its opening moments through a hypothetical look into the future where the two authors grin at each other from the photographs that will go on the back cover of their books. It’s a wonderful story that explores inspirations, love, literature, and so much more, and features standout performances from the entire Norwegian cast. The entire film is well worth it, but you can also watch the opening seven minutes on YouTube.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

How about (in no particular order): "Finding Nemo", "Brokeback Mountin", "Mullholland Drive", "Pan's Labyrinth", and "The Wrestler", for starters? I'll be featuring all of those and more on my revised best of the decade list later this year, but just thought I'd mention a few.