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The stark(ers) reality of older bodies — That’s Not My Age
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The stark(ers) reality of older bodies — That’s Not My Age


We’re bombarded by photos of excellent our bodies: younger not previous, sculpted not flabby. So it’s been a reduction not too long ago to see a few movies that includes constructive depictions of bare older individuals. Extraordinary individuals going about their day by day lives, typically with out garments on.

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is an award-winning Estonian documentary by the director and screenwriter Anna Hints. The group of girls (of differing ages) meet often for a smoke sauna, in a cabin within the woods. Historically, the sauna can last as long as 4 hours so the ladies usually find yourself sharing their innermost secrets and techniques; discussing heart-rending points, reminiscent of childbirth, most cancers, abortion and rape. That is greater than only a cleaning ritual, it’s a cathartic course of.

We don’t all the time see the ladies’s faces however we do see stunning, close-up photos of their our bodies by way of the smoky haze; described by Sight & Sound as ‘loving pictures of imperfect our bodies harking back to the joyful fleshiness of a Jenny Saville portrait.’ And largely, the ladies are relaxed about the best way they give the impression of being.

Analysis means that ‘physique satisfaction’ can enhance with age. As we age we usually tend to worth our our bodies and what they do for us. In accordance with a function in Psychology At present by Susan Sands Ph.D an assistant scientific professor at UC Berkeley,  ‘Older girls even have larger ranges of  “physique appreciation.” We have a tendency to just accept and respect our our bodies extra and might extra simply reject the “skinny supreme” promoted by the media.’



Wim Wenders Excellent Days is among the loveliest movies I’ve seen these days. The primary character Hirayama is a zen public rest room cleaner in Japan; performed by Koji Yakusho who deservedly gained the most effective actor prize at Cannes Movie Pageant. The film follows the 60-something’s on a regular basis rituals: espresso from the identical merchandising machine each morning, listening to cassette tapes within the automotive, rest room cleansing that feels extra like mindfulness. Although I used to be a bit anxious that Hirayama didn’t all the time have his rubber gloves on… However on the finish of the day, he heads to a communal tub home for an intensive cleaning session. Excellent Days is Wenders greatest field workplace hit; that includes beautiful photos of Tokyo, superb public loos, wonderful music and really tasteful nude scenes. Don’t miss it.

How refreshing to see extra bare older individuals in movie –  it may possibly solely be good for our physique picture and self-confidence.



Extra on what we consider our ageing our bodies HERE.


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