I watched Angels’ Share yesterday. Very enjoyable. Funny. Yesterday evening I was racking my brain trying to remember the other Ken Loach movie I’ve seen. Heh, I just remembered. Worth a blog post! The film was called Looking for Eric.
I watched this movie yesterday… and it get’s the label “problem film”. It’s ok. But throughout the film I was waiting for some major action. It’s all about unemployment, and the subsequent downsizing, and the effect it has on this Italian couple somewhere in Italia. Reflecting the stagnant economy. As I said not bad, but… Continue reading giorni e nuvole
Today was my first run with the running club since mid-December. And mid-way I felt kind of unfit. That’s the downside of jogging. You really notice the slacking. Due to a cold during the Christmas break and my South Florida holiday I didn’t run as much as I’d planned initially. Add lots of Swiss chocolate… Continue reading Back to Running
I saw this search phrase in my blog stats: was idi amin involved in movie production? errr… “The Last King of Scotland” is based on a fictional book by Giles Foden and is a US and UK production with Forest Whitaker in the main role. See also this Wikipedia page on Idi Amin. And this… Continue reading Search phrases
I saw the documentary Heimatklänge and liked it very much. Great images, interesting musicians and original. Category: highly recommended. I liked the use of Super 8 film sequences. The musicians are Erika Stucky, Noldi Alder, Christian Zehnder, Sina, Stimmhorn, Huun Huur Tu. See this page for further links. Here’s an interview with Erica Stucky. Other… Continue reading faved: Heimatklänge
Saw the play “Angst” at Theater Basel. It’s a kind of like a mashup with glimpses of 3 separate households on one stage, which then interweave towards the end. Entertaining. But it is not really deep or philosophical or thought-provoking. Covers all types of fear… Saw the movie “The Namesake”. Sad and moving. Great mood.… Continue reading Recent cultural activities
I just zapped into the making of Vitus on Swiss TV: Die VITUSmacher A film I really enjoyed. If you get a chance, go see it esp. in dialect… It’s raining cats and dogs in Basel. I hope this rainy weather will not result in floods and landslides in the mountains. Yesterday I saw War… Continue reading TV Sunday
After a late lunch at Lily’s with friends from Bern, we went to see Vitus. A beautiful and poetic movie starring Bruno Ganz.
Saw this documentary about the Lake Victoria fishing industry in Mwanza, Tanzania: Darwins Nightmare The only group that Hubert Sauper didn’t interview were the employees in the fish factories… But otherwise a fairly realistic and saddening description of life along the shores of Lake Victoria, showing how Tanzania exports hundreds of tonnes of fish to… Continue reading Darwins Nightmare