An education (2009)

A British film by Lone Scherfig which defines once more the word authenticity. Its characters are real, the problems and reactions to them are found in everyday life. It is located in the past, but if one talks with a teenager he/she will (surprisingly?) find that the same problems roam in its mind today.

It is an amazing film. There are scenes, like the one where the camera shows the student’s feet dancing in the rhythm of music, that are really wonderful. Other scenes which have their strength coming from the scenario, like the one where Carey Mulligan states her opinion about the “message” that school’s teachers pass to the students, with tears in her eyes that really swept me away.

It talks about choices one makes in the course of life, how one thing may lead to another, how even a brilliant mind, in the course of re-inventing the wheel may be led astray. Do not miss it!

My rating: 10 / 10

1 Comment

  1. Yes, a very good film with real characters, real dillemas, illusions and mistakes. It is very carefully made, the picturing of the late 50’s – early 60’s in Britain is great, it makes you feel you are in there, too. The acting is so natural and it is always a treat to see great actors in even very small parts (it only happens in British films, never in American ones!). The music is great, too! And I fully agree with the message : don’t dispair if you make mistakes, there are always second chances in life!

    Don’t miss it!

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