During a recent rewatch of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s lifechanging Three Colours trilogy, I found myself wanting to cry at the final scene of the third film, Red. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know the scene I mean. It wasn’t a particularly sad scene; no-one we knew died, or anything, but there was a combination of several things that made me want to have a good sob (though thankfully, I held it in). One was that it was Kieslowski’s final film before his death at the young age of 54, meaning it was the final scene he ever directed. Another was the sheer beauty of what was being conveyed on screen.
It prompted me to think about scenes that have made me feel incredibly sad, despite the fact that nothing terribly saddening might be happening, so I pose the question: what scenes (or films, or even just single moments) have made you feel sad or want to cry, although realistically and physically, most people might not find it that saddening? Private movie moments that’ve made you feel that way that wouldn’t have the same affect on the rest of us. If you can think of any, please share them below in the comments.