Friday, March 20, 2009

Girl With a Suitcase


I've taken a short break from the 30's films and watched Valerio Zurlini's 1961 film Girl with a Suitcase a few days ago. The star Claudia Cardinale (Aida) is great to watch. There are times when you find her character silly and stupid and you become annoyed with her for being so easily duped by every man she encounters. At other times you admire how she just won't give up. I would love to say something about how the end of this movie struck me but I hate to give away endings to those who haven't seen it. I'll suffice to say (I don't think I've ever used that word and i hope I've used it correctly) that I wasn't left feeling very happy and optimistic after watching Aida drag an impossibly heavy looking trunk around for almost 2 hours (actually several days in the film), and end up no closer to a place that she could call home.

1 comment:

Kate Gabrielle said...

I'll have to rent this, it sounds good-- and suffice it to say, you used the word correctly. :)