On Monday, I watched a movie that may particularly interest readers here, The Kid with a Bike.
The film, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, is “about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.”
The bicycle is prominent throughout the film, both as a practical prop (it’s how the boy gets around) and at various times as a symbol of innocence, betrayal, violence, forgiveness, and kindness.
Here’s the trailer. Go ahead and try not to get teary-eyed.
This is a film I’ll be watching a second time, for sure.