March 18, 2004

The Barbarian Invasions

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One day, you wake up and realize that you are dying. Yes, you were always dying, but you now know with some certainty that it won’t be long. This is when they come, your barbarian thoughts, regrets, fears, and acquaintances, laying seige to the fortress of your being.

Denys Arcand’s The Barbarian Invasions, the recent winner of Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, tells just that. R