Our films this week all deal with characters who are in situations that force them to assume new identities. Amal in Between Worlds, who is Palestinian, does this so that she can see her Jewish boyfriend in the hospital. Solek in Europa Europa, who is Jewish, must adopt a new identity to avoid capture by the Nazis. Assumed identities can make compelling cinema.
This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below.
- Between Worlds (2016) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 8/18/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-between-worlds/
- Europa Europa (1990) (Article In Thinking Cinema 8/18/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-europa-europa/
- Frantz (2017) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 3/16/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-frantz/
- Albert Nobbs (2011)
- The Return Of Martin Guerre (1982)
- Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Thanks, Lucas Quejido, for this addition!
- Broken Lullaby (1932) (Article In Thinking Cinema 3/16/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-broken-lullaby/