Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whale Rider (dvd)

This is really a surprise find. Like "Tropical Malady", I had a feeling that this DVD is going to be wonderful. I never heard anything about it. I just bought it.

It is a very interesting tale but one cannot help but praise the lead actor Keisha Castle Hughes. She is so mature and strong even in the saddest part of the movie. I could not help but cry when she was saying her piece during the school play. It is just so raw.

The other actors are very impressive as well. The cinematography is gorgeous but then it is New Zealand. I can only imagine how beautiful this country is.

I admit I know very little about Maori culture but this movie makes my desire to know about it stronger. I really hope to visit this country someday.

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