Tuesday, September 8, 2009

millions and miracles from the eyes of a child

Et erunt signa in sole et luna et stellis et in terris pressura gentium prae confusione sonitus maris et fluctuum...

And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea, and of the waves - Luke 21:25

this is one of my favourite films from the director Danny Boyle. the story is so fascinating, but the most beautiful part of it is to see things from the point of view of the 7 year old boy in it- Damian Cunningham (played by Alex Etel) who's imagination is not limited to anything less than saints who constantly visit him, and in his own innocent way see this apparent miracle as a brilliant way to help the less fortunate.

i relate in many ways to the character Damian, not only because he loved the saints as a child and knew their stories by heart, or that he so much wanted to help others, but that his mind was so open to the idea of 'miracles', even at the risk of making him look like a 'looney' to others (including his own brother). i think this is what i like best about this film.

"what was your miracle? don't you know? it was you."

this is the song at the end of the film (and the trailer) with the latin words taken from Luke.

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