Thursday, July 15, 2010

Maria Full of Grace / María llena eres de gracia

Beautiful and riveting is Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace (2004). Not only a compelling story, but surprising. The plot left me wondering -- caring -- like a cousin to Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days / 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile (2007). These are great independent films about women set against the backdrop of specific socio-economic systems enforced by men.

In Maria Full of Grace, the Colombian-born lead, Catalina Sandino Moreno, conveys powerful emotions through her facial expressions, and with her eyes. Wonderful work.

Today's Rune: The Mystery Rune.


Charles Gramlich said...

She looks pretty intense even in the still here.

nunya said...

I loved that movie :)