Those who know me know that I love movies; specifically, French movies. I recently watched a French film that deeply touched my heart. From time to time, I have done film reviews on this blog, and in today’s post, I’d like to tell you about another film that I believe could be quite impactful regarding the reoccurring issue that YOU have been struggling with. Trust me when I say that.
Although this is a French comedy (directed by Jennifer Devoldere), it actually deals with something that hits close to home, and is quite serious for many of us. This film delves into the dynamics of a family with a narcissistic father, a stepmother, and two adult daughters. The film follows the life of one of the daughters who is stuck in a pattern of failed relationships and unsuccessful careers. Never did she realize that her life would change the day she saw her father’s heart both literally and figuratively. The ending of the film moved me to tears. This is a film that I’ll certainly never forget.
The Root of Offense & Interpersonal Conflicts…
The essence of life in the New Covenant is learning to view ourselves and one another through the lens of our new nature in Christ, and not our old nature rooted in the flesh (2 Cor. 5:17). If there is one thing I have learned over the last few years, it’s the fact that most problems, offenses, interpersonal conflicts, and misunderstandings come from our inability to see the true heart of another. Many times, this problem can be rooted back to our own fathers.
As the scriptures say, Christ turns the hearts of the children back to their fathers, and the hearts of fathers back to their children. When Jesus Christ is revealed to us by the Spirit, the heart and love of the heavenly Father is also revealed to us because Christ is the visible expression of the Father’s invisible life & love. When we get a glimpse of our true Father’s heart, all of our interactions and relationships with people change. This film is a breathtaking image of that.
Don’t let the fact that this film is in French stop you from watching it. There are subtitles in English. This film can be found streaming online through Netflix, and can also be viewed directly there. Be aware that this film is a typical European film with some sexual content and course language. If you are sensitive to that sort of thing, you may not want to view this. Nevertheless, I believe this film will be a tremendous blessing to you if viewed through the right grid. Be sure to watch this movie through to the end, even if you are tempted to turn it off half way through. After you watch this film, feel free to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts. Take a couple of minutes to view the trailer:
Enjoy your healing,