watched // movies about free spirits


Well, it took me some time to create a headline that describes the content of all these movies. It was kinda hard, ’cause they are all so dissimilar, but since they spoke to me somehow I was thinking that there has to be a common ground. And then there it was: All of the protagonists are pretty unique people, sometimes very creative, most of the times young (of age or at heart), but most of it all they are all some kind of free spirits.

#I Being And Becoming. This is a great documentary by Clara Bellar about homeschooling and unschooling. It presents kids and their families that decided to learn what’s important for their very own life. And, above all, it shows that they have been successful with their choice of learning and way of living and that there is so much more that matters while growing up besides school grades. So if you or your kids are dissatisfied and/or unhappy with the things schools provide in your country, this might be a film for you.

#II Iris. I was wanting to watch this documentary by Albert Maysles for such a long time. It is a great one. Iris Apfel is a great one. At the age of 94 years now, she still is a fashion icon and muse to so many fashion and interior designers. Even though I as a minimalist would go crazy with all the stuff she owns, it was interesting to see how she had a career and how she manages life and business today. While watching all of these colorful objects she is wearing and living with, I somethings felt like being in a fairytale. I didn’t know her before and I thought she might be a crazy chick, but after watching her I think she is a very sweet and somehow rooted and also kinda calm person.

#III Whiplash. What a nerve ripping movie! This film by Damien Chazelle is about a very talented drum player and his overambitious and really crazy teacher that strongly reminded me of my own guitar teacher at school (who also used to bring her students to tears with cruel and harsh teaching methods). So this is a thriller with powerful and convincing artists and great music as well.

#IV Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets. This truly is a beautiful movie by Carine Tardieau that tells of the friendship between two little girls. It’s a comedy/drama and a perfect film for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

So what movies/documentaries about free spirits can you recommend these days?

PS: The pictures are from here: I, II, III, and IV.

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