Month: December 2015

New Reviews for The Gift of the Magi

 

In times of extreme aggression by the economic and political system, human relations boil down to their core. Which is nothing more than the sentiments and feelings who tie together the lives of the people who are closest to each and every one.

The film’s heroine embodies the modern young adult who is faced with the brutal realization of having to choose between living and existing. But life is given purpose by its content, that is the amount of happiness or positiveness which inhabits it. Therefore, the struggle to preserve one’s dignity becomes an everyday goal.

For many like the story’s main character, the only true source of beauty in their lives is the specific Other, which is the crystallization of all that is love. Inevitably, to maintain it, the mixture of harsh conditions and economic despair indicate the necessity of sacrifices to be made. She then chooses a symbol of their relationship to perish, so as to offer a token of her love for him.

A crushing entrapment can offer a liberating escape. That seems to be the message in Ismene Daskarolis’ film. As long as there are eyes to reflect upon, nothing is futile and neither will be. It is not a naive resolution, but a reminder that resistance to reality will soldier on.

Yiannis Kantea Papadopoulos from http://www.altcineaction.com/films/the-gift-of-the-magi/

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The Gift of the Magi is Online

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

And so it is that time of year again and with it comes the online release of The Gift of the Magi. It comes 110 years after the story was first published and 10 days before Christmas. We deeply thank everyone who participated and followed us in the film’s journey and await your comments bellow. Enjoy O’Henry meets the greek crisis, in a story about “two chidlren who were not wise.” Happy hollidays to all and wishing you’ll spend them as unwisely as ever.

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The Gift of the Magi is Online

GiftOfTheMagi Poster 2014 13 up win

And so it is that time of year again and with it comes the online release of The Gift of the Magi. It comes 110 years after the story was first published and 10 days before Christmas. We deeply thank everyone who participated and followed us in the film’s journey and await your comments bellow. Enjoy O’Henry meets the greek crisis, in a story about “two chidlren who were not wise.” Happy hollidays to all and wishing you’ll spend them as unwisely as ever.

 

The Gift of the Magi Goes Online Today!

GoTM Winner and nominations

 

In the next few hours, the Gift of the Magi, the film we put a lot of love and determination into, will finally be released online for everyone to see. We’re so happy to have made it this far, even though its festival course continues, it seemed that this was the perfect time to do it, 10 days before Christmas and almost two years after its completion. The story celebrates its 110th birthday and for better and worse it’s more relevant tody than ever. Stay tuned for its release, enjoy and Happy Hollidays!