How Ingmar Bergman Films Helped Me Grow Up in America
The self-regard that came with watching Bergman films helped me feel rich in something, for the first time since arriving in America.
PersonaWild StrawberriesThe Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander—Burnt by the SunEast/West
Gone with the Wind Requiem for a DreamDancer in the Dark
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in LoveThe Watermelon WomanHigh Art
Female PerversionsAimée & Jaguar
Aimée & Jaguar
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Wong Kar-wai’s films showed me how to navigate that liminal space between tenderness and loneliness, connection and alienation, East and West.
Underneath the shiny veneer of Bollywood, there’s something affirming about seeing people caught in the maelstrom of politics and war making choices—to flee or stay or fight.
I think now, what is life if not a rather ridiculous, fumbling, histrionic, financially ruinous, unwieldy thing?