Queen of Sleep

Living with narcolepsy: a personal journey


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I have not yet seen this film so I can’t comment on the portrayal of the narcoleptic bride to be in the film. The reviews suggests that it is a film very much of the vein of “Bend it like Beckham” and “Ealing”. I like the idea of a light-hearted comedy with a narcoleptic character that works.

Most of the films that I have seen, for example “Duce Bigalow” turns narcolepsy into a grotesque carnivale where the viewer is encouraged to laugh at the character and distance themselves from him/her. Then, there are the films that pity the narcoleptic for example in “My Own Private Idaho” but I have never seen a film that shows the character of a narc both good and bad which leaves the viewer with a real sense of what it’s like to live with the complexity of the condition. Baz Lurhman’s portrayal is without a doubt the best human portrayal, but such a sad story and such a sad life. Does it have to be that way? If you have seen Mascarades – please let me know if it’s any good! Here are some links to Global Film and The Guardian reviews of Mascarades.

Written by Queen of Sleep

September 3, 2010 at 11:36 am

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