Saturday, April 28, 2007

British Council

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So I've finally watched a movie at a film festival! Make that three - three(?) European movies with subtitles, no entry fare, half empty auditorium, long-haired guys, foreigners, smoking chicks, the works...

First up was 'Honey & Wine' from Cyprus (can't find its Cypriot name or any link) about two lonely women finding solace in each other's company. It was almost interminably slow (even for me) and put Seal to sleep.

Then came The Warrior, an Irrfan Khan starrer about an executioner in Rajasthan's desert land trying to wash the blood off his hands, and eventually .... Not sure how this movie qualifies for a European FF though - go research!

Last and the best of the day was Äideistä parhain (Mother of Mine) from Finland about a Finnish war child, his two mothers and the love, separation and rejection (in different orders for different moms) that WWII inflicts upon them.

I'm going back for more during the week. And Happy Birthday, Mom!

Update: The official site for the European Film Festival 2007 with schedule and movie synopses is here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That piece of sculpture is fantastic and it reminds me of those pieces in South and Central America. I really like it.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

3:44 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

absoludely lovee the pic...Ur post reminds me of the days when I used to often BC for plays, movies and the parties that followed :D

5:45 AM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

Mr.Lincoln - Thanks! (But I had not really 'seen' the sculpture till your comment :).

Ms.Skeeter - Need I remind you that I still don't know ur muggle identity?! And u r the BC frequenting artsy type... it all gets curiouser :))

9:59 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Muggle identity!!! U spk ma language! Kewl! Nah! I do not know why people take me to be a literature geek when I hv not read much beyond Potter...And I am also not the BC frequenting type but wot i do hav is a strong tendency to fall on the other side of line :D Used to go there(BC) for Page 3 assignments long time back ;) and do u like Alice? I love Alice! I love children's literature GRIN :D

10:26 AM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

I loved Alice when I read it... been a while now.. n the DD cartoon as well.. u know? Love children's lit too but there's so much other stuff to read as well!

Didn't understand this - 'strong tendency.. line'. What it is?

10:49 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Na dont know about the DD cartoon...Oh it means I hv a tendency to be the 'BC frequenting artsy type' but then I deliberately try not to be that :D

9:40 PM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

u don't know 'tup tup topey topey tope me jo dubey..'? where were u in the early 90's? :))

'deliberately try not to be that..' ah, but why? give in Ms.Skeeter, indulge urself :D

9:08 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

tup tup topey... sounds bhery familiar but seriously cant rememba...i was on earth only in the 90s.. my memory fails me a lot u c :D and yes...i like to indulge myself wherever the brain gets to relax the most :D

10:29 AM  
Blogger gaaia said...

linked you on my blog.
let me know if thats not okay.

and... do you know the whole of tup tup topey topey???
(sorry for intruding the conversation)

2:10 PM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

gaaia / minu: thanks for the link, it's most definitely ok.. 'my privilege' (wink to Skeeter)

and nope i don't know the whole song.. i know a lil more than the 1st line.. but i knew even less hindi then, so it's all hopelessly mangled.. and couldn't find anything on the net either... this is an english version: but there's no landing at the bottom of the stairs at the end!

11:04 PM  
Blogger gaaia said...

tup tup topi topi, top mein jo doobe,
far far farmaishi, dekhe hain ajoobe
ulat salat... and some more gibberish which might take me forever to spell!
you wouldn't have intruded. your brother told me your mum and i are birthday buddies! :)
thank you.
ESADE? cool...
i'll be in CR for about 4 months and nope, i dont speak spanish yet. but i am working on it. :)
A is the best! :)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

oyi! u dnt know hindi!

2:35 AM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

gaaia: ulat salat (? i thought it was palat)..

ulat salat ulat salat jaye
chugli jhirak jaye..

i knew this much! (save for the spellings and the meanings)

skeeter: toh? ;) anyway, mein bengaluru se hoon, not from dilli..

4:14 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

बेंगालुरू से हो या दिल्ली से मातृ भाषा तो हिन्दी ही है ना? तो? :P ;) :D

9:33 AM  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

Aap samjhi nahin Miss Skeeter.. Meri matru bhasha Hindi nahin hain.. Kannad(a) hain.. Shayad mera naam se aap ko galat faimi(?) hui hain! Yeh Devanagiri script mein main kaise type kar sakta hoon? (umeed hain ki is paragraph mein bahut saare galtiyan nahin hain)

whew.. lol... :)

9:42 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Main samajh gayi...apki matra bhasha kannada hai and rashtra bhasha hindi hai :P
To write in devnagri visit
To enable the transliteration feature, go to the Settings | Basics page and select "Yes" for the transliteration option.
and mujhe apke naam se koi galti nahi lagi

5:26 AM  
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1:59 AM  

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