Possibility has intrigued and infuriated minds since man first had the brains to consider it. It has given room for people to ponder and believe in so many different things, things that some of us completely dismiss, and things that some of us wholeheartedly embrace. Gods, aliens, supernatural beings and abilities, angels and even things like Bigfoot; these are some people's truths, some people's belief systems and the things that keeps some people going. Who am I to deny anyone of the right to their own beliefs? Who am I to decide or to dictate what is real and what is fiction when I have no proof for or against any of these matters?
Just because you cannot hold it in your hands or see it with your eyes or smell it or taste it, that does not mean that it is not real. If that were true, then what could be said of love? Or hate? Or any of the other complex emotions that we all know to be true and massive in variation from person to person? We all understand and accept these complexities of life as true because they affect us individually, but what if you had never actually experienced love for yourself? Would that then give you the right to deny another of the truth of what they feel when they claim to have felt love? Of course it doesn't.
It matters not what others believe in or put their stock into, for them it is the truth and that is evidence enough for me. I do not have to become a believer in anything to be able to allow others to believe, do I? Aristotle once said "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." And this is so very true, just because it is not your truth, that doesn't make it untrue for someone else, and it certainly doesn't make it yours to pull apart. Everyone has a right to feel what they feel and to believe in whatever they wish to believe in, and as long it's not harming anyone or anything, then I say all power to you.
And is it really that important that everything in life be proven to be true anyway? Are we really that hung on the truth as humans? Generally I think that we are not, and taking away some else's truth or trying to prove a point or weaken someone's belief system is never going to make anyone a better person in the long run anyway. Live and let live, believe in what makes you happy and don't feel the need to prove your beliefs to others. Don't listen to anyone that tries to devalue your beliefs; and remember that only the weak and the insecure ever seek to disprove the beliefs of others. Take comfort in the knowledge that if cannot be proven, then it cannot be disproven either, and that is a very powerful awareness to have.
Release Date: 2015
Running Time: 114 mins
A French language fantasy/comedy written, produced and directed by Jaco Van Dormael that delivers new levels of quirk and curiosity to the idea of divine intervention.
God is alive. Trouble is, he's an asshole living in Brussels and he's clearly doing a crappy job of managing humanity. His young daughter Ea decides that she could do a much better job than her father and heads out into the world to find six new disciples to help her to write a new and improved testament.
Young Pili Groyne is a delight as the headstrong daughter of God - Ea; I feel like we may be seeing a lot of more of her in the future. I also enjoyed seeing Catherine Deneuve back on screen again as the intensely interesting, gorilla loving character, Martine. To be honest all of the characters in this film were terrifically original and intriguing, I was deeply amused.
I really liked this movie, there was something so beautiful, fresh and playful about it that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is one of the most inventive movies that I have seen in a while, and for lovers of quirk, it is a definite must see.
FINAL SAY: Life is like a skating rink, a lot of people fall.
3.5 Chili Peppers