Yesterday we saw two subtitled films. Volver and 2046. I needed something I could knit without looking. Dulaan hats* are great for times like this. The green one is Cascade 220 and the multi-colored has bits and bobs from all over the place. It started with Lamb's Pride Bulky in Spice, then there's one row of Manos held with Lamb's Pride Worsted, then Lamb's Pride Worsted doubled, then some bulky handspun and finally some Lamb's Pride Bulky in Brite Blue.
Volver was outstanding. If you've ever felt that women's roles in American films are marginal and poorly written you have to see this film. A beautifully written, wonderfully acted story about fully-fleshed out women. I love Pedro! 2046 is sort of the opposite end of the spectrum. The women are mythic and dreamy. It's a visually rich film about loss and longing. It's a good film but I prefer In the Mood for Love.
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