The time of a pandemic and forced self-isolation can be used as efficiently as possible: take an online course, start playing the piano or do painting by numbers, exercise at least every morning and prepare smoothies for yourself. And you cannot chase productivity, crawl under the covers together and turn on a movie about love. All is fair in dealing with anxiety. For those who want to distract themselves and see something life-affirming, we have collected 5 films to watch about the versatility of the strongest of human feelings.
«Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind»
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play lovers going through a difficult breakup. They found nothing better than to erase each other from their memory to get rid of their suffering. You will experience a fascinating journey through the memories of the protagonist, the final point of which will be the realization that such strong feelings, it turns out, cannot be erased.
The 2011 film with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green playing the lead roles may at first glance be scary: its plot is tied to an unknown disease that is rapidly spreading across the world, changing the usual way of life. But the faster the end of the world approaches, the more the heroes are able to appreciate the simple joys and the time spent together, and the stronger their feelings become.
This science fiction movie tells not just the story of two people in love, but the story of a kinship. If you manage to cast aside skepticism and allow yourself to believe that it’s real for at least an hour and a half, and our loved ones did not meet by chance, you will find a very beautiful and atmospheric tale of love that overcomes all obstacles along the way.
Another interesting love story set against the backdrop of a fantastic future world. This is a story that even such a strange love changes a person for the better and helps open his eyes to something. The main character, played by Joaquin Phoenix, finds salvation from loneliness in communication with artificial intelligence. The computer program has a woman's voice, she is very intelligent and helps him in everything. But in the finale, an epiphany awaits: a machine is not capable of replacing a person with a person. Even if she speaks in the beautiful voice of Scarlett Johansson. Light sadness and desire to break away from the screens and return to real life are provided.
«Vicky Cristina Barcelona»
Well, if the voice of Scarlett Johansson is not enough for you, and you, like many these days yearn to go on a trip, we advise you to watch one of Woody Allen's creations. This is a light, funny, romantic, but not superficial, film with the beautiful landscapes of Spain in summertime and the passionate Penelope Cruz playing one of the main roles. The story is about the versatility of feelings and that the search for love is, first of all, the search for self-love.