anyone else see yet? thoughts?
slow to start, but v moving and powerful and focused, great casting, and totally gorgeous to look at and listen to.
I loved how the broader social-political stuff like the outbreak of revolution in mexico is portrayed as the same kind of untamable natural/mythological force like the earthquake and the forest fire and the rough ocean at the end, and the characters have to just mud thru it. Not polemical which was refreshing.
some too-cute INFP details for me (like the singing man in the frame in the forest fire)
but nothing that takes away from the film's power.
my first pass analysis
MC RESOLVE: Change
MC GROWTH: Start
MC APPROACH: Be-er
MC MENTAL SEX: Female
PROTAGONIST - probably Sofi (the mom)
OBJECTIVE STORY - dad leaving family
ISSUE: Fact vs. Fantasy
MAIN CHARACTER - Cleo, the housekeeper, being an expecting single mother
ISSUE: Ability vs. Desire
OBSTACLE CHARACTER - Sofi (the mom)
ISSUE: Skill vs. Experience
SUBJECTIVE STORY - unconscious co-parents of the children. enduring/carrying on without counting on the men in their lives
CONCERN: The Preconscious
ISSUE: Value vs. Worth