Film of the Fortnight: Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream (2000) Darren Aronofsky

A kick in the guts. That’s how it feels to watch Requiem for a Dream, the second film by American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Requiem for a Dream is a dark psychological drama film that tells the story of four people becoming increasingly addicted to drugs. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr., with whom Aronofsky wrote the screenplay. What sets this movie apart is the style and the music. Montages of ultra short shots, time-lapse photography, extreme closeups, split-screens and more are brilliantly mixed and perfectly accompanied by a masterful score. Be excited!

Hanna

Hanna

Hanna is a culture lover of great proportions: film is her hobby and her work; tv-series are her nighttime pleasure; literature is her bad conscience since course books take up most of her reading time; art is her spare time passion; music is her everything. She has an insatiable hunger for traveling and a taste for good food, preferably vegetarian. She is sometimes socially awkward but always socially committed. The perfectionist in her rarely sleeps but judges herself a thousand times harder than others.
Hanna