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What is empathy? And what makes a great empathy film? Perhaps one in which the medium itself creates an empathetic experience - puts you inside someone else's metaphorical shoes.
Kieslowski's film opens with a scene of brutal inhumanity.
This is not really a film at all, or a book. It’s a video game. Video games are a form of escapism and fantasy. This is no exception. It is set in an unspecified future during an inter-galactic war. There are all the clichéd humanoid alien characters typical of the genre.
This film tells the true story of Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy in a large working-class Irish family.
Back in 1988, Salaam Bombay blew open my teenage mind and sent it into the volatile world of children living on the streets of Bombay.
On a Manchester council estate, Bob, an unemployed family man, attempts to raise money to buy a communion dress for his young daughter. He is driven to extremes - both comic and tragic - to get the cash, and ends up putting his family at risk to do so.
Secrets and Lies is a classic Mike Leigh film, made in his hallmark style with much improvisation by the actors who did not know how the plot would unfold as they began filming. And it works brilliantly.
I don't ususally recommend police procedurals, but this Coen Brothers film is unique in several respects. Officer Marge Gunderson (Frances Macdormand) has to solve a twisted, messy murder case despite experiencing one of the most distracting of conditions: she's extremely pregnant.
The protagonist does everything she can to keep her relationships with her husband. It's a heart breaking story about the power of love and its almost impossible not to think what would you do if you we're her.
by the way, it's my favourite movie, because it shows with humor the connections of the universe.
it's possible "to wear the characters' shoes" while they try to find and to tell people their concepts about universe and life. and it's what I believe most in life.