Friday, July 28, 2017
Celebrate the Small Things 28/7/17
This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!
So what am I celebrating this week?
Yes, it's that time of year again. Two weeks to indulge my passion for film and he opportunity to see things that would never grace the screens of my local multiplex. The festival started yesterday, and I've already seen two films, both of which I really enjoyed. I think to keep a record, I will do micro-reviews of them here. Just to remember…
So, the first one I saw was a French film from Agnes Vargas, the now-90-year-old French New Wave director. It's called Visages Villages (Faces Places) and follows Vargas and photographer JR as they roam the French countryside taking photographs of people in villages and making them into art installations on empty walls. It was very sweet, and the growing friendship between JR and Vargas was touching.
The second was a film called The Party from director Sally Potter. I have a love-hate relationship with Sally Potter's films, so I was wary going in. But I thoroughly enjoyed this black and white exploration of a supposedly celebratory dinner party at which all the guests had extra baggage to bring. Fabulous cast too - Timothy Spall, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Bruno Ganz and Cillian Murphy.
And there are many more to come…. So there will not be much writing in my next couple of weeks, but I never feel bad about it because seeing all these wonderful films always charges me up creatively.
What are you celebrating this week?