The word "saudade" that is shown on a Post-It note in the daughter's room is a Portuguese word without a literal English translation. It generally means a melancholy longing for something, and differs from "nostalgia" in that one can feel "saudade" for something that might not have even happened. Nostalgia is, by contrast, a sentimental yearning for the remembered or perceived happiness of a former place or time. See more »
With the huge fire that burnt down Helen's house, the surrounding trees seems to be unharmed. See more »
A movie that will get you thinking
This film was fantastic, it pulls on the heart strings and makes you realise that everyone has a story, is going though a heartache or struggle of some sort. It is also the actors that stand out in their performances, I felt as though I was there with them on their journey through pain and suffering as none of us are immune.
The film shows the lives of 3 different families, and how getting old and being alone is not the way one should live. Some of the children want their piece of the pie where others have nostalgia over memories shared as children and realise that a house is just a house and nothing is forever. We accumulate so many items in our lives and to whom are they special for once we depart this earth.
I highly recommend this film. You won't be disappointed as it will definitely get you thinking and stop sweating on the small stuff like most of us do.
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