4º – Code Unknown (Michael Haneke, 2000)Following a tangle of diverse stories, connected only by a specific scene, ‘Code Unknown’ is a film about the simple daily life of distinct characters in conflict with their own essences. Film hidden in the filmography of director Michael Haneke, but undoubtedly deserves more careful attention.
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3º – The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)Using temporal lapses to govern its dynamics, the film will tell the story of a nurse, at the height of World War II, who is charged with caring for a patient with severe burns. ‘The English Patient’ takes great advantage of the figure of the past to give substance to its history, always based on the unexpected unevenness of human life.
2º – Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)After being threatened by a series of anonymous video tapes left at his door, showing an espionage of his day-to-day life, a couple sees their social and private life go into an inexorable degenerative process. Its director, Michael Haneke, draws heavily from the characters’ past elements, highlighting how some structures in our lives simply can not be forgotten.
1º – Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)After losing her husband and daughter in a car accident, in which she had also been injured, a woman struggles to rebuild her life, having to face old ghosts and new experiences. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s masterpiece, ‘Three Colors – Blue’ is one of the films that best portrays the figure of mourning in the human being.
Credits: Cinefilia Incandescente