11 May 2018 | sophia7
a film with unexpected themes
First, I saw this without subtitles in my native language, so I may have missed a bit, but the poignant story came through anyway. It's time-tested: family dealing with pending death, but much more slips in: love, politics, real estate exploitation, to name just a few.
The sites of the Mediterranean are delightful, as are visions of a life that is disappearing there.
At the end, I thought, unlike another reviewer here, that these actors truly inhabited their characters; they caught me up.
I did find the smoking disturbing, but that people resort to smoking again in a time of crisis is not unusual. The only consistent smoker was a young person, so go figure.
Enjoy this film, if you can. It does not disappoint.