Valentine’s Day evening, the hubs & I snuggled together on the couch to watch The Fall, a movie I had been aching to see since I saw the beautiful trailer months ago. It was almost like a Dali painting had come to life on the screen. I had heard mixed reviews, but was very pleased that the story was just as great as the visuals. Some may disagree, but I am definitely a sucker for epic fantasy storylines. The movie was based on a screenplay for the 1981 Bulgarian film, Yo Ho Ho by Valeri Petrov. It revolves around an early 20th century Hollywood stuntman that lands himself in the hospital after performing a dangerous stunt and befriends a little girl. He takes to telling her elaborate stories, which end up blurring the lines of fantasy and reality in surprising ways.
The Fall was shot over a period of 4 years in over 20 countries all financed by the director (Tarsem) himself to assure that his vision was met. I have to say, the man is a genius. There were some scenes in which Augi and I’s mouths just gaped open in awe. They were so indescribably beautiful, we couldn’t believe they were real. But they were.
So if you have a bit of a flair for the dramatic, check out this movie. You will not be disappointed.