16th June 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 1 Thur.)

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I really enjoyed the movie. It was interesting and touching on so many levels. Robin Williams has stunningly portrayed Oliver Sacks. Robert DeNiro’s acting was also amazing. Every aspect of this film – the beautiful, true story, the characters, the plot, scenography and music were spot on and just mesmerising.
I think Rilke’s poem “The Panther” illustrates patients’ trapped spirit. Their bodies are like a prison to their soul, will and invisible, but key to being human emotions, feelings and character traits.