Moja pierwsza wizyta w kinie.

Dziś byłam z tatą w kinie. To była mój pierwszy w życiu pobyt w kinie. Poszliśmy do Regent Theatre, na Japoński film “Ponyo”. Ponyo ta taka mała dziewczynka, która kiedyś była rybką, ale później zamieniła się w dziewczynkę. Film bardzo mi się podobał i oglądałam go z przejęciem. Na niektórych scenach, szczególnie jak pokazywali wzburzone morze i te olbrzymie czarne ryby, to się bałam i troszkę się trzęsłam. Było to dla mnie wielkie przeżycie.


“North face”, Germany/Switzerland 2008

Ragent Theatre. International Film Festival, 1045-1230.

[reviews on RT and IMDB]

The story of two climbing teams attempting the Eiger in 1936. The film shows two worlds colliding – the “city” upper class and the “common” folk. Brilliantly depicted real life heroism and the tragedy/triumph that people (media?) seek and exploit for publicity, money and self-serving control hunger. An un-crossable divide?

“I am not going back to Berlin. There are too many people like you in Berlin.”


“Okuribito” (“Departures”), Japan 2008

Okuribito (Departures), Japan, 2008.

[reviews on RT and IMDB]

A story of a cello player, Daigo. Daigo’s Tokyo orchestra gets broke. He finds himself unemployed and with debt. Daigo comes back to his small hometown with his wife, after selling his professional cello. By coincidence,  he starts working in a funeral agency, taking care of the bodies before they are placed into coffins. The new experience and job grows on him. He achieves a peaceful balance in this new activity.

The story of his father and mother is stitched into the main plot. A rather heavy loaded story, dealing with death, parenthood, leaving young children, humility and humanity. Simple, yet remarkably deep in the explorations of one’s dreams of success and desires.