I just finished watching a movie called Yes by Sally Potter. It’s a beautifully done film. The accents are strong, and the script is done in a poetic rhythm, so my Midwestern ears had a bit of trouble understanding every word. I didn’t want to miss anything, because the story was so philosophical and important, I think. I read on the website that the screenplay is available in a book form – maybe it’s worth a look. I would watch this film again and again, and I think I could learn something new every time.
A Lebanese man charms an American scientist who is in a loveless marriage. Their cultural and religious differences eventually cause some friction in this passionate affair. Sally Potter says on her website that she began to write this after 911, in order to address, in a creative way, the escalating issues between Americans and Middle Easterners.
I loved this film. My eyes are still wet.