“I’m so attracted to mathematics because of the pure logic in it. Numbers are always rational, predictable. But without warning and amid all those harmonious things, appears the number Pi. One number, mysterious, infinite. It’s a number that is alive, constantly forging it own path, never following patterns, established or known and that is how I realized mathematics aren’t simply logical, they’re also magical. That is what Margarita was to me… magical.” – Emilio
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Mar 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A mathematics professor starting to feel the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease decides to seek out his first love before he will forget her.
My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was quite surprised at how much I found it to be enjoyable.
The premise is quite poignant and as we all get slightly older each day, it is able to touch almost any person’s heart about these ideas.
The cast of the film is chosen quite well and they find a way to really feel like a family along their journey.
Their conversations and bickering help make us really believe that they might actually be part of a real and genuine family.
The biggest task that this film has is trying to find a way to explore the overall theme of doing things before you no longer have the opportunity to do so.
Memories are extremely important and once you no longer have control over them, things in life will definitely change.
These ideas help make this story both fun and interesting to watch as things unfold.
There are parts of this story that come across too cliched but they somehow still find a way to keep things moving in the right direction which helps make this even more enjoyable to watch.
Bottom Line – Very intriguing premise that works quite well because it’s a theme that touches just about everyone. The cast is quite good and the bickering that they show us as a family comes across quite plausibly. The film does a wonderful job exploring the idea of the kind of things one feels that they want to do before it’s too late and it helps make things even more interesting to watch unfold. The story reaches a point where things become a bit too cliched but still manage to make things work despite this. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Won 6 awards at the Premios del Audiovisual Valenciano including Best Fiction Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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