Review of the film "True love" (A. N. Iezuitov, Grand-doctor, Professor)
A film of Santhi Jayasekera
The screenplay of Santhi P. Jayasekera under the paradoxically intriguing title "True love" is dedicated to the truly great and comprehensive, irresistible and life-giving power of love. This gives the screenplay the special interest and magnetism for its future audience.
The characters of the screenplay are young people with so-called "disabilities." Along with it the lives of the characters are closely associated with artistic creativity. Ruslan is a blind musician, plays the piano well and sings, speaks and hears, touch-sensitive.
Anna is a hearing-impaired interpreter, speaking the language of the deaf, speaks well and sees, touch-sensitive.
Paul is a deaf-mute artist, seeing.
Previously, we have already met musicians in art and in life, blind and deaf. Blind pianist ("Blind musician" by V. Korolenko), blind violinist (Mozart and Salieri by A. Pushkin). Beethoven became actually deaf. Blind is a talented contemporary pianist Oleg Akkuratov etc.
Moreover, at present in Israel there is a special and unique in the world theatre of deafblind performers, who will conduct tours in Russia. In Moscow the Fund of support of deafblind "Connection" was created, organizing competitions in the field of art and creative workshops. In St. Petersburg there is a puppet theatre for the vision impaired and hearing-impaired children.
Santhi P. Jayasekera goes very timely in his screenplays in the tideway of truly global tradition, at the same time significantly developing and enriching it, theoretically and practically.
The fact that such real phenomena as sight, hearing, speech, touch, in principle, represent the interaction of the inherent material (physical) and spiritual origins. Herewith the spiritual origin under certain conditions is able to move partially to the material origin and may play a dominant role. This happens when a person realizes his spiritual willpower, which organically linked with love, as an interaction of material and spiritual origins. In love the spiritual origin has a major and even decisive importance.
Love feeling that is spiritually strong, helps the characters of the screenplay largely to overcome this "physical deficiency". Ruslan, loving Anna, begins partly to see her portrait, created by Pavel, touching it by hands.
Paul, who is in love with Anna, tries to talk to her, seeing Anna, who loves him. Anna, loving Ruslan, deeply perceives his music and passes via the manual alphabet and transmits the sensation from the music of Ruslan. There is an impressive and a real sort of compensation for "physical incompetence", inherent to the characters with the feelings of love, strongest spiritual and meaningful to them. We see the "spiritual resonance" between the characters, materially significant.
The visual (visual-tactile)imagery of screenplays is an expressive and spiritually-practically efficient. Anna wearing the black velvet dress looks really "sacred" in the background and in the interaction with the white clothes of Ruslan, that she recommended to him. Anna gives Ruslan to touch the black velvet dress on herself, to feel the velvet in a tactile way, that causes Ruslan's highest and intimate feelings. Traditionally sacral, in the form of an angel, Pavel portrays Anna on his picture. Ruslan, touching the image of Anna by hands, actually "sees" sublimely beautiful guise of Anna. It happens the visual and tactile-perceived interaction of realistically and canonically-traditional sacredness that is fundamentally important not only for the screenplay.
The Moscow scientist Vladimir Bronnikov has developed and successfully applied the concept of "Alternative vision"("direct vision") for the blind persons that uses spiritually-haptic perception of reality by the blind man.
Experiments are often conducted in the background and in surrounding of the black velvet, which gives them a special credibility(the black velvet does not transmit light), and tactile penetration(velvet is by nature spiritual and physical). It stimulates the blind persons the ability to direct vision, "in fact," without the organ of vision.
Reality assures that every velvet garment on the person adorns him(especially a woman), it identifies him from other people, makes more attractive and charming. At the same time the velvet on the person spiritually strengthens and sublimates the man, pleasing and harmonizing him. This is really the "phenomenal" of velvet.
Having experienced the strong expressed internal and external battle of feelings, Anna still gives preference to their love to Pavel, believing that Ruslan as a personality stronger than Pavel, including tactile way, will be able to survive this blow from Anna.
Having experienced a heavy moment for him, Ruslan says the words "True love". But this is just a transient state of the hero, the music spiritually regenerates him once again, bring him to the new life and new ideas.
The whole screenplay written by Santhi P. Jayasekara, convinces his future moviegoers that true love is eternal and indestructible. There is no obstacles for it, both external and internal, material and spiritual. Such an understanding and such an image of love especially is necessary and beneficial for the life and work of the young generation of any country and for any people with "disabilities". This is a deep and true humanistic sense of the screenplay considered.
The implementation of the film scripted by Santhi Jayasekara "True love" is very reasonable in many ways, and primarily in the spiritual and moral ones.
Whatever, love remains, lives and will live.
A.N.Iezuitov, Professor, Academician
Prof. Andrei Iezuitov