Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My TIFF updates

music: Bright Eyes - Approximate Sunlight

Last year I didn't have time to post blog updates about TIFF, so I only posted my first impressions about the films I was seeing on Twitter. I'm gonna do the same this year, but I'll also be updating my film blog. Yes, it's up and running. To be honest, I don't know what its fate will be - whether I'll give it up in a few weeks or I'll keep it for more than three years even though no one is interested in it (just like I did with this blog. yeah, it's been three years!). Anyways... I'll probably post bad pictures from TIFF and some more personal notes here.

for example:

Yesterday, I managed to make a fool out of myself. I was waiting to get in to see Womb when I was approached by this girl who asked me if I had seen the previous movie, Copacabana. And I had seen it, but not at TIFF. She asked me what I thought about it, and I didn't really know what to say because meanwhile I had seen other movies, so Copacabana wasn't that fresh in my memory. I start saying sth, but then I see she has a recording device and oh.my.gosh. then I start stuttering and mumbling like crazy. Now this is what I call an ambush. I feel very self-conscious about the sound of my (recorded) voice (it all goes back to my interpreting classes (T_T), so I had no idea what the hell I was saying, or more like not saying. I couldn't even remember the name of the lead actress, and how can you forget Isabelle Huppert's name?! Not to mention the fact that I said sth really really stupid about this movie: I linked it to the Mai 68 movement. What the hell was I thinking? The fact that Isabelle Huppert's character rejects bourgeois values doesn't have anything to do with with Mai 68. On the contrary, she proves to be quite the skilled capitalist. Anyways, I don't even know if the poor girl will be able to understand sth from that recording, sth other than her own questions haha, errr... I'm so lame, I'm so lame. I hope this doesn't get published. :((

and a couple of lousy pics: