19 januari 2017

I, Daniel Blake....


Hayley Squires (Katie) and Dave Johns (Daniel) experiencing a storm of humiliation

The "welfare state" playing catch-22 with its most vulnerable citizens. Not difficult to find the winner of the game. I heard Ken Loach has retired - who will in the future have the guts to wash England's dirty laundry ?

16 januari 2017

Manchester by the Sea....


Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck (Golden Globe)

When life takes you to the land of sorrow....with no return. A very sad story directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

14 januari 2017

Conakry....


photo: C. Amorim

Elle....


Une histoire banale....mais madame Huppert (Golden Globe) c'est toujours phénoménal.

08 januari 2017

Toni Erdmann....

Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller 

Maybe by stepping out of the role, one may find the absurdity of the play ? A film directed by a young women....a lovely piece of work by Maren Ade and the two above.

06 januari 2017

Paterson....


"empty pages are a bigger opportunity"

The preference of describing the world, rather than understand it. A very good film by Jim Jarmusch....

01 januari 2017

Praia de Carcavelos....

(ckick to enlarge)

..this is the place for the first swim of the year.