Filme, die mein Herz zum Schmelzen brachten
Many psychologists see films as an extraordinarily effective complement for therapy, due to various factors. Watching films can be revived.

There is even the so -called "film therapy/ cinema therapy" that uses scenes to help people face fears. Through identification and empathy, you can make your own problems aware of. In addition, if you watch a film, you can experience anger or passion without suffering from the side effects.

Researchers examined for a study around 2150 women and men who were older than 50 at the beginning of the examination and did not already suffer from a mental illness. After ten years, it came out that a large part of the participants who have been going to the cinema every few months in the past ten years could reduce their risk of depression by more than 30 percent. Those who went to the cinema or theater more often - i.e. about once a month - could even reduce it by almost 50 percent.

The type of films we enjoy is related to our personality. I personally don't know if that's true, but I know that some films made my heart melt and have become part of me.

I am generally not a fan of American films. There are many great American films, especially independent films. However, as far as the mainstream is concerned, there are many things that I don't like about Hollywood films: violence, special effects, the "heroes" figures, the huge ego, common places, repetitions and the list could be continued. That's why I rarely look at them.

But in the end it doesn't matter who produces the film. What matters is the story that should be conclusive and effective. A good film should cause questions and thoughts, be original, innovative and challenged. I like even when it has a characterful depth.

I made my own list of beautiful films that have accompanied me to this day, including American ones. The list is random and not exhaustive:

La Grande Bellezza - Paolo Sortino (2013)
El Orfanato - J. A. Bayona (2007)
Call me by your name - Luca Guadagnino (2017)
Carol - Todd Haynes (2015)
American Beauty - Alan Ball / Sam Mendes (1999)
Undine - Christian Petzold (2020)
Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade (2016)
Paterson - Jim Jarmusch (2016)
E Stata la mana di dio - Paolo Sorrennino (2021)
Here we are - nir bergman (2020)
Platzspitzbaby - Pierre Monnard (2020)
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach (2019)
Heidi - Alain Gsponer (2015)
The Nest -Sean Durkin (2020)
Black Cat, White Cat - Emir Kusturika (1998)
Blue Velvet - David Lynch (1986)
Bacalaureat - Cristian Mungiu (2016)
Ana, Mon Amour - Călin Peter Netzer (2017)
Everything is good - Eva Trobisch (2018)
The divine order - Petra Volpe (2017)
Lara - Jan -Ole Gerster (2019)
What we Wanted - Ulrike Kofler (2020)
La Vita Davanti A SE - Edoardo Ponti (2020)
Mammut - Lukas Moodysson (2009)
Breakfats at Tiffany's - Blake Edwards (1961)
The English Patient - Anthony Minghella (1996)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Miloš Forman (1975)
Casablanca - Michael Curtiz (1942)
La Vita e Bella - Roberto Benigni (1997)
Before Sunset - Richard Linklater (2004)
Her - Spike Jonze (2013)
Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders (1984)
The Color Purple - Steven Spielberg (1985)
Trainpotting - Danny Boyle (1996)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -Michel Gondry (2004)
Age of Adeline - Lee Toland Krieger (2015)
The Death of Mr Lazarescu - Cristi Puiu (2015)
The Kid with Bike - Jean -Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (2011)
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days - Cristian Mungiu (2007)
Beyond the Hills - Cristian Mungiu (2012)
The Passion of Joan of Arc - Carl Theodor Dreyer (1928)
On body and soul - Ildikó Enyedi (2017)
Melancholia - Lars von Trier (2011)
La Dolce Vita -Federico Fellini (1960)
Cyrano of Bergerac -Jean -Paul Rappeneau (1990)
The pianist -Roman Polański (2002)
Dogville -Lars von Trier (2003)
Belle de Jour -Luis Buñuel (1967)
Written by Mara Schär

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