Life Inside, the Meaning of Life, and Love

Week Thirteen: Women Make Film Episode 13

Tuesday, November 24
Night Thirteen: Life Inside, the Meaning of Life, and Love
Two Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 13 begins with chapter 35 on life inside – how to film thought. Set designs, cutaways, dissolves often convey the inner world of thought inside the minds of characters. Chapter 36 examines the meaning of life. Is it to be alone or locked in your loneliness? Seeing yourself in others? How you lift others up? Is life what is happening around you? Finally, chapter 37 looks at love as the main theme in life, in cinema – from the beginnings, the cusp of love, to the magic of love in motion, all the way to the end of love and the tragic question of “Did you ever really love me?”

Complementary Film Schedule
Airing on TCM, times given in Eastern Time

9:15 PM – An Angel at My Table (1990) directed by Jane Campion

1:15 AM – Sweet Bean (2015) directed by Naomi Kawase

3:00 AM – 27 Missing Kisses (2000) directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze

4:45 AM – The Kite (2003) directed by Randa Chahal Sabag

6:15 AM – My Brilliant Career (1979) directed by Gillian Armstrong

8:00 AM – This is the Sea (1997) directed by Mary McGuckian

9:45 AM – Heart of a Dog (2015) directed by Laurie Anderson

Academy Assignment

For individual pondering and sharing via the site comments. Watch one of this week’s films taking into consideration the Women Make Film chapter content on life inside, the meaning of life and love. Questions to consider, based on the film you watched:

  • What technique did the filmmaker employ to show a character’s thoughts?
  • What statement is the filmmaker conveying about the meaning of life through the story?
  • How did love play out in the film?
  • Bonus: How did the Women Make Film life inside, the meaning of life and love chapter material influence how you watched this film?

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