Monday, May 12, 2014

A Flick to SEE!

BELLE is a true story of an illegitimate mixed rage daughter who is unusually raised by the father's upper crust family while he continues on as an Admiral for England. The unique twist to this tale is the father's uncle who's house she resides as a mostly free woman is simultaneously ruling on cases that challenge the slave trade.

There is going to be nothing comfortable or easy about this film, but it will be beautiful and the difficult subject matter will not swept under the carpet. It shall be refreshing to watch something attack the ugly side of society.

For me, the interesting bit of this film is that it was inspired by a painting.

Dido Elizabeth Belle attributed to Johann Zoffany

I can't wait to see this film and yes, I'll most definitely cry, but I also know how her life ends ... go seek it out  :-)