The Month of July: You Always Hurt


One has to be emotionally ready to take on Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine. Almost simultaneously, it captures the birth and destruction of love. The latter cuts deeper when impromptu scenes of good tidings evolve into moments of pure bliss. The juxtaposition of a growing love against the death of a marriage is tragic, but oddly romantic. In this month’s shot, two strangers begin their march towards marital doom in an affectionate, playful scene that finds a lost man crooning to an equally lost woman in front of a wedding shop. As he sings, she dances carefree with an irrevocable giddiness. Within seconds, two wayward souls succumb to the dazzling fireworks of love. Their marriage may have crumbled, but this tender memory etches deep caverns in their mind, despite irony laughing in the background.

Cinematographer: Andrij Parekh

Director: Derek Cianfrance

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