W./E. – Sunday Recommandation

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Art, Music & Books / Daily Zen Living


Dear friends,

Just a quick “Hello” from my part just to let you know that I’ll be returning to this blog & writing more often. Crazy days seem to be finally over. I’m feeling healthier, happier and can’t wait to share with you more Zen goodness via this blog.

As it is Sunday, I wanted to keep things light and recommend you a beautiful movie I recently saw and fell in love with. It’s called “W./E.” and it’s artfully (and surprisingly) directed by Madonna.

The music is splendid, the costumes & jewellery are pieces of art and the characters…are as fascinating, intriguing, opposing and memorable as a cinephile would wish for on a quiet Sunday afternoon. If I managed to make you at least a little bit curious, here are a few words from the producers:

“W.E. tells the story of two fragile but determined women – Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson – separated by more than six decades.

In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward’s VIII’s abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis Simpson. But Wally’s research, including several visits to the Sotheby’s auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple’s life together was not as perfect as she thought.

Weaving back and forth in time, W.E. intertwines Wally’s journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D’Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed.” (source)

What do you think? I, for one, would love to watch the movie again anytime, just to return to the vibe and energy of that lost era and to catch a glimpse of the intricate universe of the legendary Wallis Simpson.

Wishing you a comfy Zen afternoon,
Bianca Zen 2

*Image © 2011 – The Weinstein Company


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