I hope you are well? On Thursday I got a chance to watch If... at BFI Southbank as part of their Teenage Kicks season running throughout August - so definitely go get your tickets while you still can. I brought along my partner in crime Josh as it was a good excuse to meet up/catch up and grab some dinner after (Aww we are so cute!).
Back to the film, If... is not like an film I have ever watched before and in a weird sort of way it reminds me a bit of my school, Carry On films, Harry Potter and a boy version of St. Trinians all merged together. I definitely feel like if you have went to or go to a same-sex school, a boarding school or a Christian school you have definitely kind of relate to the characters. As there are quite a few universal themes that pop up during the film like finding your identity, rebellion, oppression, the transition period of childhood to adolescence and of course the main theme being hierarchy! I think this film is every sociology and media teachers dream as it incorporates so much in just one film!
Whether I would watch it again, I am not too sure (maybe after sometime) but I am glad I did watch it as it was a good film and I never felt bored while watching it. Warning though it does continuously keep changing from black and white to colour a lot.
This definitely sums up the film a lot more than how I could have defined it. (Wikipedia)
After the film we decided to explore Southbank where we visited Heartbreak Hotel, the Tunnel of Love and Museum of Broken Relationships.
|Hmm this was soo good!|
Thank you Victoria!
Until next time lovelies