I've also been watching films, although not as many as I would have liked to, or as many as I usually see during a Festival. So what have I seen, and was it good?
Well, let's see.... I saw Errol Morris's latest doco, Tabloid and I loved it. He manages to find the most interesting people in the world, the ones with the stories too bizarre to be anything but true. And this one is a doozy!
I saw Wim Wenders's 3D dance movie about the fabulous Pina Bausch. It was phenomenal. I've been on the fence about 3D because I haven't seen anything where it really worked or added anything to the film. But this one convinced me. I felt like I was onstage with the dancers. I could see every ripple of muscle, the expressions on the dancers' faces. It was incredible.
I saw a lovely Belgian film called The Giants which was about 3 teenaged boys on their own in the country and the trouble they manage to get themselves into. It wasn't a showy film, but it was truthful and the performances were very real.
So far those have been the highlights. I've seen a few others I was asked to see for work, and a few more I didn't like much so I won't mention them here. Two more to go and then I'm done.
I love the Festival, but I can't wait for life to get more settled down so I can focus on my book again. I feel like I'm at the halfway point, so things are ramping up....
What have you been doing the last few weeks?