It’s been a while I was willing to share with you a post about one of the most impressive films I’ve ever seen, made by a very young director (who’d become a mogul).
On top of the purity of the movie itself, Léon (aka The Professional) is a pure jewel in terms of story telling.
It’s simple and beautiful. All characters are deep and still look so easy to read through.
The encounter of two lost souls:
Léon takes lives for a living. He’s a child and drinks milk.
She’s the body of a child, but she’s an adult, life forces her to be.
As French director Luc Besson himself wrote it:
I’ve just discovered a structure, a diabolically geometric shape.
He kills people but all he thinks about is his plant.
He lives, but he’s dead. She should die by she survives.
She brings him life. While accepting it, he accepts his own death.
To die in order to give life.
His lines here above are pure poetry, pure love, pure heart. No business, no millions, no fans, no superheroes. Just the perfection of eternity in a movie that could do nothing else but becoming a hit.
Don’t ask me what kind of movie I want to make next! What kind of a story I want to tell next! (I may have it actually, it feels very square and very compelling, but that’s for another post!)
Meanwhile, join me in watching the following clip of Sting, and let’s enjoy 4 minutes and a half of black & white magic.
Let’s take a (directing) poetry course! Perfect square!