Biutiful film…

I have just watched this film…

It  is the story of Uxbal – a single father who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona — all before his life is over. He must deal with his loving but unreliable, reckless, and bipolar wife (from whom he is separated and who poses a threat to the safety of their children), and a large group of illegal immigrants for whom he obtains material so that they may not be deported. In the middle of all of this, he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, which he tries to hide from his two children.

It is a gut wrenching masterpiece of cinematography, and is soaked with a wonderful kind of broken loving humanity.

It also tells the story of globalisation, and the poverty on the frontiers of capitalism.

Watch it- but be warned. It will open something up inside…