One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Biutiful" and Javier Bardem as Charon

Perhaps Biutiful is a bit OTT (I never saw that side of Barcelona) in its portrayal of an urban dystopia, but it's hard to fault Bardem.

Once I caught on (I'm slow but tenacious) I was especially taken with Bardem as a type of Charon (a spiritual medium who can communicate with and somehow help those who have passed on), and the gathering of dark moths = souls on his stained ceiling (once his own death is certain the moths disappear).

Javier Bardem Pictures, Images and Photos

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