There is an ongoing joke between Jen and I. Jen is movie fanatic, especially with foreign films. I don’t know where she finds these films, most I have never heard of. She will call me up the next day and tell me about the latest viewing.
Jen has the great ability to “talk up” a film. The tone of her voice is exasperated and excited that it’s “the best film I’ve seen in a long time”! Okay, well, I guess I should watch this film also. More often than not, the film in my opinion, was “the worst film I have ever seen”. I want my wasted time back!
BRIDE FLIGHT is an exception. In fact, I will go on record and say that it is outstanding. The complexity of friendships intertwined over the course of a lifetime, is the basic theme of this Post WWII Dutch drama. Four young adults– three women and one man make a secret pact.
As Jen mentioned, the period costume truly defines each character and their position in society. Besides the beautiful location scenery, what I loved the most was the character study. The film was well written in its subject matter keeping the viewer engaged with its subtle suggestions as to why decisions were made the way they were, and to whether those were the right decisions. Decisions of passion over fidelity, finding inner strength, overcoming guilt, discovering what society expects of women and family traditions that are passed down through the generations. Will the characters “secret pact” hold strong?
I agree with Jen on this one. Watch it. Bride Flight, a romantic drama about adjusting to a life you never thought you would live.