Tuesday, April 30, 2013
15 Reasons to Live
A chance encounter with an old acquaintance who had created a list of 15 reasons to live - such as love, solitude, art, individuality, humour, friendship, intoxication, praise, home, and work - inspired Alan Zweig to film short stories illustrating these themes. A Montreal man who set out to walk around the world and his loving wife who gave him the room to do that. The woman who fell in love with a lighthouse and then with the lighthouse keeper, and yearns to return as the museum keeper now that it's no longer operational. Howard Engel, the Canadian author whose stroke makes it very difficult for him to read, but allows him to keep writing.
These short stories are more developed than the vignettes in The Garden of Eden. The movie is thoroughly delightful.