The friend who watched the movie with me at Leipzig’s Regina Palast Monday evening said he felt the movie had two main takeaways: that women are weak and that you cannot trust Mexicans. I must say I would’ve been quite surprised by a truly feminist, stereotype-defying Hollywood movie.
This elucidating, award-winning portrait of the long-standing domestic worker culture in Brazilian society, focusing on a particular fictional family’s story, is playing at naTo in Leipzig this month.
“Last Sunday I bought an old, flea market suitcase so that I could put in it disheveled piles of books conspiring to build up yet another wall next to my bed. (…)Now, a week later, I am quite certain that these books just had to be locked up! (…)safely locked up, they cannot haunt me as when they were at large. The idea is: I will set them briefly free for review purposes and then lock them up again. (…)Let me start with the book that broke my heart.”
Here our all-things-celluloid columnist, who can identify with and is drawn to aspects of a gypsy lifestyle, gives us a review of one of his favorite TV series at the moment, Peaky Blinders, which depicts Irish Gypsies with some grit and nuance.
Our glocal film columnist today gives us insights into Oscar winner “Birdman,” which reappears in the Leipzig OmU movie circuit from time to time. “Peppered with black comedy,” it’s a quirky mix between a superhero movie and “indie-mainstream arts film.”
Our guest writer today, Leipzig-based Australian Luciana Thompson, gives a synopsis, her impressions, some surprises and general experience seeing her first theater play in English in Leipzig since moving here from Melbourne a couple years ago.