Friday, August 27, 2010

The Film Festival comes to an end..

Friend Kath and I have been enjoying a feast of films..
in our lovely Lido Cinema.
The carpets, the space, the chandeliers, the comfy seats, the delicious coffees ....
all add to the experience of going to the movies.

The last festival movie for us was Certified Copy, Starring Juliette Binoche who took the Best Actress Award at Cannes in this role.
It was by far my favourite of the festival movies.

It is a movie I would like to see again. It is complicated and fascinating , dealing with many male/female life situations, art and nature... and all set in gorgeous Tuscany. The beautiful setting alone is enough reason for seeing this film.
Kath and I had plenty to discuss afterwards over our lunch at Swirl. Was he really the husband? No. Was she a bit crazy. Certified? What was true , what was copy. He the writer, was happy to play along. Writers are interested in how life happens. She is a journalist. We never know her name. This journalist definitely thinks outside the square. What fun making up life stories as you go. Definitely a film worth seeing.

Now the festival is over. We'll be waiting for that other wonderful movie experience,
coming later in the year...The New York Met Operas.

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  1. I have a friend who is a devotee of the New York Met operas -- I may have to join her this season. It sounds wonderful.

  2. Your film festival sounds like just the thing to chase away winter. I love Juliette Binoche and will have to see this movie.