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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Gorillas in the Mist


How do I spend a rainy day by the river while Padma is hitting the high notes with the Eurobodalla Country Music and Social Club at the Nelligen Hall? I put the lunch she has prepared for me into the microwave to heat up, then settle back to watch "Gorillas in the Mist" --- and promptly forget to eat my lunch.



The movie "Gorillas in the Mist" is the inspiring, true story of Dian Fossey whose life ended too soon but whose life's work has endured. In the book by the same title, published two years before her murder in 1985 by unknown assailants, she tells of her thirteen years in the remote African rain forest of Rwanda with the greatest of the great apes.

Do yourself a favour: forget about your lunch and watch this story of an extraordinary woman whose work with Mountain Gorillas in Congo, and subsequently Rwanda, quite possibly saved these beautiful creatures from extinction. Sigourney Weaver is simply superb as Fossey, portraying her hard work and gradual decline into insanity with that touch that only a few actresses possess. Her chemistry with co-star Bryan Brown adds to the feel of the film, but the film's true stars are the gorillas.



In watching this film, you feel you're witnessing something truly great.

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