Describe a film you watched at home or in a cinema: IELTS Cue Card Sample 37
Describe a film you watched at home or in a cinema
You should say:
- what film it was
- what it was about
- why you chose to watch that film who you watched it with
- and explain if you learned anything important from the film
Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for “describe a film you watched at home or in a cinema” topic:
(What film it was?) I am a Cinephile and love to watch different kinds of films, be it horror, thriller, crime, documentary, or action. My best friend and I recently watched the film named ‘The Sky is Pink’ in a nearby cinema. (What was it about?) The movie is based on a true story of a couple married for 25 years, told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter, Aisha Chaudary, who gets diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The movie is unexpectedly humorous and heart-wrenching at the same time. ( Why you choose to watch that film and who you watched it with?) When I first saw the trailer of the film, it captured my attention. So, I decided to watch it. Apart from that, I was excited to see Priyanka Chopra in a Hindi film after a long time, and she played the lead role of a mother and did justice to her part. The cinematography was amazing, where we get to see the magic of life and the beauty of death manifesting in a family’s unique and courageous journey. (And explain if you learned anything important from the film) The scene that stands out in my mind is when the son complains about his teacher who scolded him for painting the colour of the sky as pink and not as blue. To which, the mother replies that, ‘No one has the right to tell you which colour your sky should be. You’re the one who will paint your own sky.’ Therefore, the movie subtly reminds us to live our lives to the fullest because we don’t really know when our last day will be.
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- Spunky: Determined and Courageous
Eg: The hero of the movie is always described as spunky.
- Humorous: Causing laughter and amusement
Eg: Comedy shows are always humorous and entertaining.
- Cinephile: A person who is passionate about cinema.
Eg: The movie is dedicated to Cinephiles.
- Manifest: Obvious and clear
Eg: Rose manifested the signs of severe fever.
- Cinematography: General art and motion picture photography behind the film
Eg: His hobbies include Traveling, Trekking, Cooking, and Cinematography.
Sample Answer 2
Even though I am not a cinephile, the recent pandemic gave me sufficient time to thoroughly enjoy a horde of movies and recommend them to my friends. Although there are lots of movies I can talk about now, one movie that I love is ‘Zodiac’, directed by David Fincher.
The mystery-thriller movie chronicles the hunt for the serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s while teasing police with letters, clothes soaked with blood, and cyphers sent to newspapers. The 1986 nonfiction book “Zodiac” by Robert Graysmith, which explores one of the most iconic unsolved crimes in American history, served as the basis for the film.
While randomly scrolling through my Netflix watchlist, I came across this movie. At first glance, I chose the movie because of the genre, as thrillers of various sub-genres interest me a lot. Eventually, I checked the cast of the movie, I was excited to find that it lists some of my all-time favourite actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., and Dermot Mulroney, to name a few. So, I enjoyed this movie alone to decipher its facts properly.
Although there is no such life lesson to learn from this movie, there are lots of facts that are quite intriguing. The movie gives a view into the mind of a serial killer and how detectives and journalists work. The addition of the zodiac element enhances the plot of the movie. Furthermore, the fact that it is based on a real-life incident acted and directed with such savvy is commendable and has a stimulating effect on the viewer as well.
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