It's that time of the year again and so far I've only seen excellent films! First i saw a series of short films from across Europe, all of which were worth watching and most of which had something to say and stimulated a lot of thought. For sheer entertainment value, I'd have to pick out the 5 minute Irish film 'The Boy Who Was Dubbed' which featured a boy who suffered from being dubbed in real life.....
Then I watched 'Black Brush' a Hungarian film about a group of work shy chimney sweeps, who seemed to spend most of their time smoking spliffs on the rooftops of Budapest, when they weren't chasing goats or losing money on cock-fights. A lovely low key film with lots of humour.
Yesterday was 'Wristcutters - A Love Story' a road movie set in a limbo world of faded colours inhabited by suicides. A world just like here, but everything is worse. Beautiful, funny and moving. If you're anything like me, you'll need a couple of boxes of tissues for this one.
More to follow!