On 30th April 2014, the NYJC Film and Book Society gathered to watch two short films, Pixar’s “La Luna” and “Destiny”, a film by a group of students from the Bellecour Ecoles d’art in France. Here are some of the responses by the enthusiastic albeit small audience.
Aqil liked the part where the big star shattered because it felt like a “star shower”.
Abu likes how the boy tries to imitate his father and grandfather (who are his role models) but ends up doing things on his own way. This makes him unique and special.
Jeremy likes how the story is about the main character trying to discover himself.
Yuxiang thinks that destiny refers to death in the film so we shouldn’t put so much constraint in it.
Jeremy finds it ironic that the main character puts so many clocks in his life but no matter how organised he tries to be, the main character still has no control over his life or fate.
Hannah finds that the film illustrates how destiny means “what is meant to be, is meant to be” and that one cannot change his outcome.
As for me, I found it interesting that both films had no dialogue but instead was replaced with an extensive use of music and sound effects. The particularly dramatic sounds, or silences, indicated the turning points. It shows how you don’t need words to express so much.
All in all, it was successful discussion session with such heartening participation from the members :)