Started promisingly with very black humour, but after a while the joke wore off and it just became frustrating. Some excellent composition and some stand out moments à la Bunuel, Beckett and even The League of Gentlemen. But overlong and perhaps too alienating.
I think I can say that was the strangest film I have ever seen at PFC. I will remember it though. Lottas sko i Göteborg (1943) – you had to be there…
A surreal slant on humanity.
Not quite sure what I’ve just watched?
How on earth did this film win the Golden Lion?
Not much on the TV.
What was that all about then eh?
Bizzare! + Beige very Swedish.
Lost 2 hrs of my life.
A series of surreal pastiches portraying humanity in a mostly sad and sorry state with whiffs of Python-style humour. You probably won’t come out feeling happy!
Liked the music very much.
It reminded me of Peter Greenaway’s film ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’. Well it wasn’t quite like that! Garden designs skulduggery, sex, love, jealousy – it was all there!
Good enough but not of the high standard I’ve come to expect from Pontardawe Film Club. Direction questionable.
It looked good but was very tedious. The characters felt anachronistic, and there were too many sub plots. It was unfocused and needed more humour.
What is it with Winslet and water?
The audience gave the film ‘Difret‘ a score of 87.5%
Several members of the audience asked what did ‘Difret’ mean? The film’s website (www.difret.com) explains the film’s title: In the Amharic language, the word ‘difret’ has a double meaning. In its widest use it means courage and the closest English translation means ‘to dare.’ But in Amharic, it also has a double-entendre that means ‘the act of being raped.’
We thought it was an excellent film… dreadful scenario, but beautifully filmed. Loved the ‘understated’ quality of the narrative and acting and so pleased with the ending. An important film which more people should see.
Minde bloowing (sic)
Very optimistic movie 🙂
This film was so sad but triumphant.
A very powerful film. Justice was seen to be done!
An important story that needed to be told – moving and powerful.
A powerful and moving account of how it is possible to change customs, traditions and attitudes.
Powerful story especially as true. As film there were incomplete ends – how was Hirut found in city? Who was love interest of lawyer.
A powerful film showing well the life of villages in Ethiopia and the constant struggle of women.
Very moving film. A very powerful film. Enjoyed. Brilliant film. Shame lazy people left their rubbish on the floor. Hope they don’t belong to your club. Very moving. The slow pace of the film makes it even more powerful. Varying the strong emotions and feelings. Cinematography is beautiful. Bit schmaltzy but moving. She’s ???????
Very slow but beautiful. Poignant. Thought there would be more of her life and all that she achieved.
Very atmospheric of a bygone age. Memories live on. The futility of war.
Good content but a bit long.
Disappointed with some of the imagery – a bit clichéd – and too slow – preferred the book!
From the time Vera’s fiancée went to war it was moving and gripping. The pre-war scenes were a little too slow and could have been shorter.