27. apr, 2015

En filmatisk reise til India

 

 

"Adventures do occur, but not punctually. Life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate."

 

- E.M. Forster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her vil jeg fortelle om da jeg så "A Passage to India" da jeg gikk på Sund Folkehøgskole.

Det var høsten 1987, og jeg så filmen sammen med resten av gruppa på U-landskurset til Skolen. Vi så filmen som et ledd i forberedelsene til vår reise til India og Sri-Lanka. Jeg opplevde filmen som meget godt laget, og den gjorde et sterkt inntrykk på meg.

Etter at vi hadde sett filmen diskuterte vi den i gruppa, noe som gav meg en enda klarere forståelse av filmens bærende tema.

 

 

 

Indian Dancers

Eyes ravished with rapture, celestially panting, what passionate bosoms aflaming with fire 
Drink deep of the hush of the hyacinth heavens that glimmer around them in fountains of light; 
O wild and entrancing the strain of keen music that cleaveth the stars like a wail of desire, 
And beautiful dancers with houri-like faces bewitch the voluptuous watches of night. 
The scents of red roses and sandalwood flutter and die in the maze of their gem-tangled hair,

And smiles are entwining like magical serpents the poppies of lips that are opiate-sweet; 
Their glittering garments of purple are burning like tremulous dawns in the quivering air, 
And exquisite, subtle and slow are the tinkle and tread of their rhythmical, slumber-soft feet.

Now silent, now singing and swaying and swinging, like blossoms that bend to the breezes or showers, 
Now wantonly winding, they flash, now they falter, and, lingering, languish in radiant choir; 
Their jewel-girt arms and warm, wavering, lily-long fingers enchant through melodious hours, 
Eyes ravished with rapture, celestially panting, what passionate bosoms aflaming with fire!

- Sarojini Naidu 

 

 

 

Nettsider:

 

"A Passage to India" (AllMovie):

http://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-passage-to-india-v37349

 

"A Passage to India" (The New York Times - review):

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/37349/A-Passage-to-India/overview