Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Don’t Look Up

February 10, 2022

Don’t Look Up – one of those movies, labelled as comedies, but after seeing it – one gets this bitter sense of pain for its portrayal of humanity. Two American astronomers are met with skepticism and indifference from the media and the internet to their devastating discovery that a comet will hit the Earth in just 6 moths. Something we encounter daily – people being concerned about riches even when facing extinction.

The Social Dilemma

February 9, 2022

The Social Dilemma – documentary, highlighting the addictiveness and manipulativeness of social media, showing how this impacts one’s thoughts and behaviours. The movie features interviews with former employees of social media companies. The issue of re-wiring and re-setting your mind –  a very insightful look into the dangers of social networks.

Covid-20 – sci-fi short film

March 23, 2021

Getting involved with the arts, one way or another, seems to run in the family. Like mother, like daughter. I met Titi (Tatiana Hristova) some 15+ years ago when she was a little kid. Now delighted to see her as an assistant producer & director of this sci-fi short film (9+minutes) set in the near future. Spooky at times, optimistic at others – it is great to see a young crew come up with an amazing and relevant idea. 

Frida

February 10, 2020

Frida (2002) – a biography of the artist Frida Kahlo. The movie chronicles the life of Frida Kahlo shared with Diego Rivera.

This is the kind of story that goes straight to one’s heart and brain. And you wonder: “How could this really be true.. how could this really happen?”

The Master and Margarita

February 5, 2020

Reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita in different ages has a different impact on the reader. Bulgakov portrays evil as being inseparable from our world as light is from darkness. Both Jesus and Satan dwell mostly inside people. The Master and Margarita with its supernatural elements is always a pleasure to read or watch.

Sarajevo

July 7, 2019

Sarajevo and its surroundings – diverse atmosphere, reminding of Istanbul and Wien at the same time, and fantastic nature views from the six mountains around. Watching Danis Tanovic’s No Man’s Land movie there makes one very sad, seeing the nature of war – hell.