10 Most Poetic Films Ever Made

7º – Ariel (Aki Kaurismäki, 1988)After his father commits suicide, a man decides to embark on an aimless journey with the car left for him. In the course of this journey, the man will face the worst that society has to offer, but he will also know the figure of love that will change his path in the world. Belonging to Aki Kaurismaki’s cinema, ‘Ariel’ follows all the director’s characteristic construction, proposing a story that is shaped in a strange and always charming way.

 

6º – Death of a Salesman (Volker Schlöndorff, 1985)A man, already on his way to the third age, faces existential dilemmas when one of his adult children returns home. His professional and private life will suffer with his emotional and physical decline, always having as a starting point for everything the cruel figure of his acts in the past: ‘Death of a Salesman’ is a little revered pearl of the 1980s. His acidic plot about the sad meanders of a family ponders the moral constructions inherent in a society, offering a critique of a conservative and traditional view of life. The film also gives us an unforgettable performance by actor Dustin Hoffman and one of the greatest in John Malkovich’s career.

 

5º – Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)In the plot, an angel, tired of his repetitive routine, decides to become mortal and live the human daily life. Directed by Wim Wenders, ‘Wings of Desire’ offers a different look at the human compendium in the world, providing positive points about our essence.

 

4º – Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)A French actress lives an intense and ephemeral passion with a resident of the city Hiroshima while acting in a film on the spot.  Always against the background of the consequences that World War II had caused in the city, the film brings us a simple plot, mixing pain and pleasure, obtaining its success through its scenes masterfully shot by director Alain Resnais, especially the opening plan.

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