We brought the theme loneliness to this list, indicating films that explain several of the basic concepts of the theme on a positive side. The idea here is to balance the common social notion of loneliness as something negative and extremely destructive to the individual, with films that show how in certain occasions loneliness can, yes, present several positive elements to the human being. They are works of the most diverse genres and decades, with plots that capture from loneliness as a figure present in a large metropolis to the subject invading the life of a methodical criminal. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Mary and Max (Adam Elliot, 2009)The film explores the friendship between an old man and a small girl, both inserted in a solitary and dull routine. Nurturing a melancholic aura for the development of plot events, the work is sweet and smooth, bringing unpleasant components of human life in a beautiful, almost poetic way.
9º – In the Mood for Love (Kar-Wai Wong, 2000)After discovering that their partners are committing adultery, a man and a woman will start a strange relationship that will completely alter their lives. ‘In the Mood for Love’, another masterpiece of Kar-Wai Wong’s great filmography, elevates a melancholic atmosphere for the unfolding of the plot, based on a fabulous cinematography (one of the most beautiful in the history of cinema), a productive script, unretouchable direction and great performances.
8º – Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)A middle-aged man and a young woman, by mere chance, meet during a trip to Tokyo. In place, always contrasting a claudicant figure of loneliness, the two will form a strange bond of friendship, changing their ways of facing the instances of the world: ‘Lost in Translation’ takes advantage of a cold and melancholic atmosphere to tell their story, bringing a different novel that completely escapes the common conceptions.
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