Him Indoors and I watched Gandhi last night. I don’t do films in a massive way, but this is one of the best I’ve seen. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Although being an un-cultured sort of lass I suspect I may be the last to have discovered it anyway. It was made a year after I was born, so it’s been around a little while now.
I really didn’t know much about Gandhi yesterday morning. I’m happy to report I probably won’t make quite such a fool of myself if I happen to stumble blindly into a conversation about, say, India, or partition, or the British Empire now, than I would previously have done.
I now feel scared about the amount of stuff I know similarly little about. 2008 may have to be a year of learning stuff. If I can learn it all via the medium of film that will make the process considerably less painful. Especially if it’s a beautifully shot, wittily acted, brilliant little film like this one.