The first time I saw this film, I was in a theatre and had a gaggle of old, chatty women behind me who wouldn’t be quiet, even after I asked them. I remember I had liked the film but had been cheated out of some of its subtlety. The second time ’round Everything is Illuminated was great. It’s funny yet heartbreaking, beautiful, poignant, and quirky. It takes you on Jonathan Safran Foer’s Ukraine road trip to find out about the woman beside his Jewish grandfather in an old photo. I read the novel years ago and it’s great too.
Gwenamon says: Excellent