Hotel Salvation was shown on 25 April 2018
Members’ rating 63.25%. A – 8, B – 25, C – 27, D – 4, E – 2. 66 votes from 112 members signing in.
A (excellent): Loved it: not sure why! Thanks. A mental, spiritual and emotional challenge. A charming film: a lovely tale of family relationships and dynamics beautifully told. Wonderful insight into a different culture, with splendid photography but too slow moving for me. So natural, hard to believe they were acting to a script: no wonder they all died in V, drinking that polluted water! Just very lovely. Poignant, touching and great cinematography.
B (very good): A warm and tender humorous take on the inevitable thing that unites us all. Everybody dies one day B+. So fascinating to see into that culture and the juxtaposition of modern world and old customs and beliefs. I’d say the most “alright” film of the season: there were laughs, feelings and a good story but lacked a wow factor. Rather ponderous, but still engaging. The director surely leads us to the salvation of the family in the reconciliation of father and son, son and daughter. An interesting insight into Indian life and death: probably seemed a little slow paced to UK eyes but no doubt a true representation of life as it is in India. Superb acting: I believed all the characters: thought-provoking ideas about how to accept death and live life: very deep for a 26-year-old director! I enjoyed getting some insights into another culture. Very good local colour, family relationships and religion: plot occasionally confusing. Slow, but worthwhile and interesting. A powerful and emotive choice: well done all those who voted for it! Quite funny. Gentle, beautiful, feeding the ducklings was a wonderful simple scene too. Wasn’t sure initially, but a very humane and optimistic film in the end. Moving and poignant. Thought-provoking. Take me to ;