commented on Chris Marker Uses Cyberspace to Revisit and Recontextualize the Past
@1 The film goes into more detail than I did, and I think you'd find it of great interest. For one thing: it wasn't really a "choice." They felt they had to do what they did. The interviewees include a man who murdered his parents with his brother's assistance. He's spent the rest of his life feeling pretty fucking miserable about it. The film also addresses the cliff-jumping.
commented on Spanish Award-Winner Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed Opens Today
@1 Thanks, Chris! I forgot it played as part of Face the Music, but I agree. There's music in it, but it isn't a music film in the conventional sense (musical, biopic, etc.). Since it's mostly about the relationship between the three characters, I think it would work almost as well without the John Lennon/Beatles stuff. Not mentioned in my review: Joe Strummer was another big Almería fan.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Truly, Madly, Fairly
It sounds to me like the wife is afraid of losing her husband, and that's a valid fear. If he has sex with men, and finds that he enjoys it more than sex with women, it could lead to the end of their marriage. And that would be painful, but maybe it's for the best. As it is, I can't tell if he still enjoys having sex with her. I don't doubt their affection for each other, but if he would prefer to be having sex with men, and she won't allow him to explore that side of his sexuality, they'll never be happy.