The third week of our Xmas break also doubled as Reading Week. This was a fairly skimp affair, so I´ll keep this journal brief. Aside from working on the MDA3300 essay for Elhum, the topic being discussing the release of Ridley Scott´s Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), the only major event of notice was the BFI screening of Au Revoir Les Enfants on Wednesday at Southbank:
Au Revoir is a 1987 French drama set during the last years of WW2 in France. A group of Jewish children hide out at a religious private school, and one of them befriends one of the popular middle class children there. Having been at both a Catholic nursery and Primary school, as well as having a rural background, I could relate in some capacity to the setting and what the boys behave like and their routine. The child actors were really strong and I was able to invest in them, and they felt like real boys. Well shot, often with a very subdued colour palette reflecting the era, and a rather simple but touching musical score served as the icing on the cake.