Sometimes, the best way to spend a hot summer night is by watching a great film. This week we asked the Zapya team to recommend their favorite films.
Joy and her sister, Jin- Miss Potter
Have you ever heard a lovely story about a naughty rabbit who tried to explore the world? Right, it’s a story about Peter Rabbit.
Last month was the 150th birthday of the author, Beatrix Potter. She was born in England. She created all of her lively animal characters from her own blissful childhood. Her parents had never realized how talented she was, so she had to prove it to them. Beatrix never gave up on her dream, she needed to publish her work and shared her companions to the world and finally she made it. After being welcomed by readers, she earned enough money to own a farm in Lake District, which she donated to the National Trust to preserve the green area for the next generation.
The autobiographical film about Beatrix Potter inspired me in so many ways. Beatrix was so independent. She knew what she was passionate about and devoted her life to it. She had never been hesitant about being an illustrator for children’s books and she worked hard on it to inspire her young readers.
It is a good thing to direct our energy into something that could make the world a better place, isn’t it?
Amy-And the Spring Comes
My favorite film is called “And the Spring Comes”. It is a movie set in the early 1980s and it is about people with dreams of being artists. They live in the countryside and fight for their dreams although they are not accepted by others. I think everyone has a right to have a dream and I respect people who pursue their dreams although they know that there will be troubles ahead of them and that there will be lost opportunities.
I actually watched the film after Amy suggested it. It is a really beautiful and touching film. While watching the film you feel sympathetic towards the main character and you realize that her dream which keeps her going also demand sacrifice. Yet, you admire her determination and warm heart, nonetheless. I think it is one of those films that give you something to take away the more you watch them.
Keshav-The Lord of the Rings