Rémy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job. Mélanie, a young she-Parisian who works in scientific research. Two depressive moods living in close proximity but strange to each other. Shall the two ever meet?
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
Espen "Ash Lad", a poor farmer's son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King - in order to collect a reward and save his family's farm from ruin.
When I began watching this movie, I thought it was just going to be one of the many movies I've seen but this movie has touched me deeply. It's a beautiful movie and the dichotomy of city/village and urban/rural areas is definitely present. It's a story about getting in touch with your roots and origins, it's a story about our presence in the world and the importance of human interactions with a small critique of technology. It follows the granddaughter of a man who lives in the city and has to spend some days with her grandfather. Together, they go on adventures and the grandfather opens a new world to her, a new world full of possibilities where she feels alive for the first time. It's a beautifully crafted movie and well photographed. Maybe some people will think that it lacks something or that the goal of the movie itself is simplistic but the reason why it doesn't aspire to be much is also the reason why it's so good. I recommend this movie for everyone, especially if you are interested in a heartwarming road movie through rural China because you'll definitely feel uplifted by the beautiful nature and the message it sends. Sometimes a message that we're not aware that it exists in the world around us.
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