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Suffragette

downloadAfter a difficult labour and a newborn at home I had no spare time to watch a film from beginning to end. The first film I actually managed to watch is Suffragette, one I was really curious to watch and it was really interesting.

We meet Maud Watts, a wife and mother that works long hours at a laundry service in the beginning of 20th century London. She is suffragette-10-xlarge
exhausted, abused and frightened of her boss and since it’s the time the suffragettes started becoming aggressive she started paying attention to them. We see how she turns from a quiet woman into an active suffragette defying men’s authority and fightinh for women to have the right to vote.

I had heard more or less the story of the suffragettes and how they were treated by police and the government, how they were attacked, interrogated, imprisoned and force fed when they went on hunger strikes. What I hadn’t realised and this is why I liked this film is how they lived and were treated before being suffragettes. It clearly shows how they were considered mere property with absolutely no rights as human beings. Men could abuse them, threaten them, take their money, even take their kids away no matter if they were rich or poor. Watching Maud’s life she made me feel afraid and sad. But because she was a woman who could see a better future for herself she was ready to fight back.

Her question to her husband if they had a daughter what life she would live and his answer ‘same as yours’┬áthat helped her decide her actions, made me think of my little girl and how lucky she is to be born in the country that this fight has already been fought. Unfortunately at this day and time in this big world of ours there are a few other women that still have to fight.

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Cinderella

LastCinderella_2015_official_poster night I prepared a hot chocolate and sat down to watch the latest version of Cinderella and it was just beautiful!

It is the classic story of Cinderella, who is treated Cinderella-2015-Stills-Download-Wallpapers
like a servant from her evil stepmother and jealous stepsisters but ends marrying the prince.

What I really liked is that it was the original story simply told. Not full of songs or strange twists and surprises; just the original fairy tale. With beautiful colors, a fairy tale-like scenery and an amazing casting that makes it irresistible to watch again and again. The prince is Rob Stark after all!

Although Ever After remains my favorite version of Cinderella, this is also a film where you should gather your little daughters and nieces around you, prepare more hot chocolate and enjoy!

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Les Miserables

les miserablesUnfortunately I don’t have ┬áthe words to express how magnificent this film is. It is officially one of my favourite films.

Published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables remains until today one of the most powerful stories ever written. It is set in France in the beginning of the 19th century and tells the story of Jean Valjean who was convicted because he stole a loaf of bread. He was released from prison but broke his parole and assume a new identity. Javert is the famous inspector determined to catch him.

Valjean from a desperate thief and hated convict becomes the man who can give hope, save lives and be loved. He movies_les_mis_promo_pics_2asks himself Who am I? when he clearly has found himself. He asks the same question again when he was faced with the greatest dilemma of his life. Should he reveal his true identity or let someone else take the blame? What makes the book and the film so powerful is that he chooses the hard path of telling the truth. He is a strong man and we admire him for it.

It is such a passionate film and the songs are so moving. They show us despair, hate, malice, forgiveness, friendship, loss, pain. I couldn’t help but cry when Fantine was singing or at Eponine’s death. I loved Thenardier and his wife as Master of the house. I completely adored little Gavroche and his heroism. It is such an amazing film that I am only sorry I am not part of it. Films so great make me want to do great things; though being just a sick beggar at the beggar’s chorus would be enough.gavroche

“It is the music of the people who will NOT be slaves again!”