Claudia Schiepers

October 9, 2007, 10:22 am
Filed under: Film

Thonce_4 Last weekend was all about films. It started on Thursday with the London screening of the Cannes Straight8 winners and the amazing "The Other Half" of which I showed you the making of films, remember?
On Friday we went to "Once", an Irish film, also showing at the Raindance festival. What an absolute gem and what a lovely simple story with fabulous singers/actors. I say singers also, because the music of the film is amazing. Glen Hansard plays the lead role (a broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy 🙂 ), and is also the singer of The Frames. Apparently they have godlike status in Ireland and rightfully so. I just hope we get to hear much more of them. Marketa Irglova plays the female lead. She’s only 19 years old, but man, what a voice. Definitely go see this film!

Exdrummer8 After that wonderful beautiful love story, we saw "Ex drummer"… I don’t think two films can be more different 🙂 I did love Ex drummer though in all its disturbing rawness. I think Koen Mortier did an absolutely amazing job in making this film and again, the music is fantastic. And I also loved the little jokes in there like Filip Kowlier in the jury dissing his own song and Arno as Aldo, who wants to make it big in France. Jokes that my English company didn’t get of course 🙂 But yes, Herman Brusselmans is one sick fuck and I can understand the criticisme that it is sometimes boring as none of the characters really go through a journey (except maybe the deaf guitar player) and the character of the famous writer keeps contradicting himself. The opening sequence is very very clever. I can’t wait to see Mortier’s next project!

Thmcd7024r We also saw Michael Clayton with George Clooney this weekend. The word that comes to mind first is: Boring! The plot is very simple and because of lousy editing, you can see through it after 15 minutes. I was not impressed at all. George is a gorgious man and a wonderful actor, but the story was weak and not interesting. The Firm with Tom Cruise is sooo much better. So that was kind of a disappointment. The only interesting character in the movie is played by Tilda Swinton.

Now I really need to go see Control!


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