Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

trips and departures

After two weeks of packing up, moving out and travel, I am a bit too tired and overwhelmed to make a real post... until I receive all of the pictures, this will just have to do:

A view of Florence from the garden terrace

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Noi Albinoi

This film is one of many that I discovered this year thanks to the campus library's DVD section, that will surely remain one of my favorites.

It takes place in a small Icelandic village isolated due to the snow and mountains, and revolves around the life of a young albino guy in high school, a genius slacker, and his desire to escape from his spiritually, mentally, physically claustrophobic and constraining environment.

It is an amazingly beautiful film, darkly hilarious, dramatic, sad, moving, inspiring. The colors and landscape are brilliant, symbolic and striking. The soundtrack is perfect and original, sticks in your head. I loved it, and highly recommend it.