I watched a very beautiful movie yesterday. I loved it so much, it might be my favorite now. Set in 1920, it tells the story of German-born Inge who arrives in rural Minnesota to marry a man she has never seen before - and without speaking a word of English.
Not much happens in this movie, but that´s part of the beauty. It lives from the breathtaking views of a "sweet land" indeed, from the great performance of wonderful actors and many poetic dialogues.
"You have Träume?"
"Dreams, yes. you have?"
"I have work. I don’t have dreams."
"Grouse have dreams."
"Ducks.""Grouse, pheasants, all have dreams... but not you."
"Ducks don’t have dreams. It gets cold, they fly south."
(She will later convince him that ducks do have dreams.)
Whenever I see movies like this I think I might have been much happier if I lived in another period of time. Simple life. Apple pie. Classical music. Open land. (Yeah, and working really hard I guess.) And I realize that I want to live in the countryside. Bad thing we just moved to the largest city in Germany! Duh.
(I promise I won´t turn this into a movie blog. It´s just that I´ve seem some really nice ones lately and I thought you should know.)