Wednesday, January 30, 2013
War Witch (2012) - Drama
Canadian entry and Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film “War Witch” – a heart touching and soul shaking story told in the most riveting manner. Both the leads – the girl narrating her life story and her companion are totally awesome. 100 minutes of sheer pain and it made me feel that we are actually living a life of luxury in comparison to what so many countries of the world are going through right now. I will not be shocked or surprised if this one takes the award as it truly deserves it – depicting the every day life of so many who have no tomorrow. How they live, struggle, fight, survive yet at times have something to cheer about. Unbelievably good movie but beware of gory moments as my wife had to stop eating in between as the story unfolds and heads towards the most unfortunate but somehow predictable ending. War Witch is the story of a 12 year old girl kidnapped by rebels and who was made to kill her own parents. They make her a War Witch as she is the only one who survives the war with government soldiers and rest of them all killed. How and what happens next is the movie. It’s a must watch for all those who like movies made out of real life – not to be missed at any cost. I hope it gets its due at the Academy and gets a wider audience in future.