Archive for the 'Movies' Category

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.

The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd

February 10, 2019

The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd” – a movie about the tough choices we make along the way. It feels like a psychological drama at times, a combination of a thriller and a romantic comedy at others. The minimal mise-en-scene and the natural acting makes the movie an enjoyable watch that leaves you with a number of questions to ponder over at the end…

Bubblegum

October 6, 2018

Some Bulgarian movies give an artistic insight into childhood under communism, dreams and illusions then, and today’s reality. Such is the case of 2017 movie “Bubblegum” [original title: Дъвка за балончета], directed by Stansilav Todorov. Two parallel stories, intricately interwoven, one about protagonists’ past, the other – their current fairy tale. A movie about the love we are desperately trying to forget. Loved every minute of it.

Image courtesy: Lenta

Maria Theresa

October 1, 2018

Maria Theresa (1717-1780), the Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, was only 23 years old when she ascended to the Austrian throne in 1740, governing the Habsburg monarchy single-handedly. An ardent reformer of education, Austria’s military efficiency, medicine, civil rights, etc.

This engaging 2017 movie, with English subtitles, on her 40-year reign can be watched online >>>