To people who might be skeptical about foreign film (non hollywood). This film scores 90% at RottenTomatoes Tomatometer, the same as one of the all time favorites Amelie Poulain... even Life Is Beautiful scored only 78%... (well of cos it still cant beat the all time favorite from Hollywood, Good Will Hunting at 97%) whatever score it is, its a work of human magic that you should witness.
To Scott, I think you should understand a little bit more why I've always think in this way about what I want to do and being very stubborn about it, this may help you understand better. Turtles Can Fly.
I remember watching this film at a World Vision event with Shuxian, my life was like a planet shifted into the black hole after that.
I was disturbed, I was completely shocked, and I could NOT, and I do mean I could NOT speak a single word after the movie ends. My voice my thoughts my whole world was swallowed by tears that was so angered that it couldnt even pour out of my heart.
I walked down the stairs like I have no weight, my mind race through the film wondering what went wrong with this cruel world and why am I here in this hall doing nothing, nothing at all... no words, completely no words until i go to bed when my tears finally fall and fall through the night.
I am not sure if I can watch it a second time... Speechless is closest to the emptiness and hollow feeling I had in my stomach that night after the movie, all I know is I have decided to go to war with war itself.
Maybe in the end you will finally understand why I wish I could do so much so so so so so much in so so so many places with just everything i have in this world, it aches me so much to see someone sad and that I cant help, it could be anything and if I just choose to sit here I have wasted one more day of my life. maybe thats why i shouldnt be doing what i am doing now professionally, its a joke like a facade i'm trying to hide behind and curtained out the ugliness of this world, in comparison if i had chose a different path... I just want you to know that I will do it one day and nothing can stop me, when we have seen something, we just cant ignore it, and i cant either. if i watch it the second time, i'm not sure what will i do next.
and this light trailer is Hollywood crap, it focuses on a different angle, after you watch the movie, you will prbbly be disgusted with this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM4WHowIeMA
but this is the real deal trailer even if it was just done for an assignment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M12xWyipMeE - WARNING DO NOT WATCH IT IF YOU ARE NOT READY FOR IT.
If you think you are ready, you can watch Turtles Can Fly here on PPS - http://bk.pps.tv/ct424227/
again, I am WARNING you to watch it only when you are ready.