Film #99: Midnight’s Children
Director: Deepa Mehta
Firstly, I have no read the book, so forgive my lack of knowledge in that area.
This film was compelling, visually stunning and excellently acted. The humour was right on key and the important stuff was just dark enough. The trailer let me to believe the film would be about the Midnight’s Children, but the film centred around one boy and his story. I don’t know if this is the case in the book, or you get a broader introduction to the group.
I didn’t really feel into the film, more as if I was observing it, and then suddenly, without any warning, I was sobbing, completely and utterly moved by what I was watching. It felt like a moment of cinema genius.
I strongly recommend this film, because despite it’s fault, it is wonderful.