Friday, January 15, 2010
The Pope's Toilet
the pope's toilet is calling your name.
For those of you who never really do, consider this one (please).
The title of this film caught my eye (how could it not?!) as I strolled past it at the library this week, and I couldn't resist. With Dub out of town, I knew I might have an evening to myself when I could sit and enjoy something he might not pick.
I really liked it. It was like taking a mini-excursion to Uruguay, and was also a chance to brush up on my Spanish (although it has English subtitles). The story centers around an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, where the Pope is expected to make a visit (in 1988). The movie is both visually and dramatically intense, with humor and heartbreak at the same time, causing laughter, tears and the chance to reflect on the inequalities of our global economy.
If you can get your hands on it, I recommend it.