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Slow-burning perfection - a film that stays with you
on 9 September 2013
One of those films that just keeps getting better
every time you see it.
Everyone should see this. Unusually for a film about two men, it's about friendship, and platonic love.
Set in Shawshank Prison, Andy and Red spend twenty years in each other's company. Based on a slight novella by Stephen King, this is one film that I think outclasses the source material.
Incarcerated for murdering his wife and her lover, Andy Dufresne struggles quietly to cope with life in prison, watched by Red, another long-term inmate. Over two decades, the men become friends.
Everything about the film is beautiful. The acting, music, Morgan Freeman's perfectly judged narration.
It's a film you watch every year and know you'll feel the full range of emotions while watching: sadness, pity, anger, hate, and life-affirming joy.
If you've not seen it yet: why not?!