Posted by Jan (220.127.116.11) on September 23, 2003 at 11:07:32:
In Reply to: All About My Mother (1999 best european film) posted by Jan den Breejen (18.104.22.168) on September 23, 2003 at 09:02:42:
Already before her son dies she shows her inclination towards melancholia attaching her sad feelings towards symbols reminding her of things out of reach; like name (her son), notebook lines, photo's etc) She's rational, strong, critical, plodding on through life: Serious Style.
Rosa is focussed on helping people (' Its my job to help people' ), excluding herself from sex (nun) which she does want, self-defeating, tragic & sweet: Self Sacrificing Style.
She's intense and labile, ' all I have are emotions and tons of sillicons', unclear sexual identity; Mercurial Style (also the character style of Lola/Esteban Sr; ' I've allways been excessive'.)
' an actress who plays an actress'; histrionic behavior: Dramatic Style
>>> the doctor
Unpleasant grumpy Leisurely-Contrary Style man.
Self-hate and others-hating; jealous, contrary, egoistical; unhealthy Contrary-Leisurely Style
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