7º – A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona, 2016)Experiencing a family drama with his sick mother, a victim of cancer, a boy routinely receives the visit of a monster who gives him the most diverse puzzles and stories. Seven Minutes After Midnight’ is sad in his resolutions, using a gloomy atmosphere, trying to explain to the spectator a series of hidden concepts within the story.
6º – Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, 1996)The film tells the turbulent story of a couple of boyfriends, exploring several moments of their lives, bringing positive and negative events. Ondas do Destino’, directed by the controversial Lars von Trier, works with a cruel plot in its resolutions, also sketching the figure of faith that dominates a certain point in the couple’s journey, explaining the concept of sacrifice in one of the individuals.
5º – Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)After suffering a car accident and losing her small daughter and husband, a woman will have to overcome grief and rebuild her life: ‘Freedom is Blue’ is a difficult film, conceptually heavy, exposing how grief can be heavy on an individual. Masterpiece by Krzysztof Kieslowski.
4º – 21 Grams (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2003)The tragic power of chance ends up uniting three individuals, creating a gloomy bond between them, making them re-evaluate the paths of their lives. Sad and melancholic in each outdated scene, ’21 Grams’ moves the viewer as he works on the theme of death to give strength to his plot.
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