Thursday 11 March 2010

A Great Moment From Spanish film 'Princesas'

"There's a day, you'll see. One awesome day. On that day everything is good. You see the people you want to see, eat your favorite food, and everything that happens is what you want to happen.

If you turn on the radio, your favorite song is playing. If you go on a TV game show, you win everything. Money, trips... everything. Mark my words... everything.

It happens once in a lifetime, so you have to be ready. Or you'll miss it. It's like a detour. Like when you're on a road and come to a detour but you're talking on your cell or arguing or thinking about something and don't realize, and you miss it. And you're screwed because you can't turn back.

Well, that day is the same thing: a detour. And you can choose how things will be from that day on. Either you take the new route, or you don't. That's why we have to be ready, Zule. There are too few good things in life. And if you miss them because you're thinking about something else, that would suck. That would really suck."

(This was all subtitled - it's probably even better in Spanish..)

It's a great film that I definitely recommend checking out. Don't be put off by the tagline; "Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution" - what could have so easily been graphic and exploitative is instead a subtle, riveting, and compelling piece of cinema from writer/director Fernando León de Aranoa, with a stand out performance from Micaela Nevárez (this was her first film). I hope we get to see a lot more from her in the future.

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