Morris from America
“Everybody needs friends Morris,” Inka (Carla Juri)
What elevates MORRIS FROM AMERICA is not only the mashing together of story elements (coming of age, culture clash, romance, grief and the fish out of water), but the humour that underpins the melancholy. Like a live action INSIDE OUT, the filmmakers here understand that if you can deftly mix the two emotions there might actually be something closer to real life to present. As the philosopher Nietzsche said, “What if pleasure and displeasure were so tied together that whoever wanted to have as much as possible of one must also have as much as possible of the other. You have a choice in life: either as little displeasure as possible, painlessness in brief or as much displeasure as possible as the price for an abundance of subtle pleasures and joys.” (To read more on him, click here).
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