Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sunflower Under the Thunderstorm
"A woman born for love. A man born to love her. A timeless moment in a world gone mad."
As I read in an interview that "Francesco Speroni, a leading member of the Northern League, the junior partner in Berlusconi's conservative coalition, said: "Breivik's ideas are in defense of western civilization," I remember this quote once again that "We learn from history that we learn nothing from history!"
Italian neorealism Cinema after World War II, illustrated a humanistic picture of life during war. Today I watched "Sunflower" a movie directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1970, acted by Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
Paralleled with the last scene as thunderstorm dramatized moments of love, loss and bitterness, behind the windows in my friend's house in Evanston, thunderstorm started to shook the trees...We still had power...Reality blended with artistic expression of fragmented history!
After the movie we preferred not to talk about it. It revived memories which are unknown to those who lack curiosity and knowledge of the past. I wanted to walk home alone under the heavy rain in the empty streets. It was a cathartic feeling absorbing the power of art while thinking what will wait for us in near future! Will sunflower seeds remember how their ancestors grew on mass graves?
Watch clip 3 of Sunflower in Italian language.
And the last Scene...