Nick and Mia meets [sic] for the first time. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. But sometimes the less you know, the better…
I love Korean movies.
Kyoko (Jun Yoshinaga) is a confident, intelligent 16-year-old girl who is falling in love with the diffident, moody boy next door: Kaito (Nijiro Murakami). Kaito’s parents are divorced: his dad, a tattooist, lives in Tokyo and his mum works in a restaurant. Kyoko is dealing with something even more painful: her mother, a delicate and beautiful woman, is dying, perhaps of cancer, although the film is a little too otherworldly to acknowledge the exact illness, the exact medical care or the ugly, un-Zen physical toll it can take.
Set against this fraught situation is a shocking event: a dead body is washed up on the beach. Despite the film’s title, the water is far from still – there are tropical storms and the waves and currents are dangerous. The dead man turns out to have a connection with Kaito’s mother, and realising this forces him to re-evaluate his relationship with his parents and with Kyoko herself who cannot understand why he is so shy and reluctant to make love to her.
A beautiful movie about love, life and death.
I think I forget something. Some of my friends are major in director (making films) and they need a foreign actor.I think you are the best for the role!Are you willing to come and help them with the short film?
A: One day a foreigner received a postcard from his friend and told him to find some treasure in the old cinemas
… So he visited these cinemas and know many different stories but didn’t find any treasure, finally he found the really treasure was this trip
B: but you don’t tell me that I am that foreigner, right?
… I just play someone who says “hello” or something and that’s it
A: of cours ure the foreigner
… but I am a very, very, very bad actor
A: They’ll tell you how to act, take it easy
A: actually it will be on the TV
… which tv?
A: Shanghai Educational Channel
B: na halleluja
Several years later I watched Mulholland Dr. and it was pretty much the same. The second time was better but I still read some interpretations. I’m really looking forward to rewatching it, quite contrary to Faust II which I’ll probably never touch again.
A friend who had seen “Die große Welt der Filmmusik” (The Great World of Film Scores) earlier this year was delighted, and desperate to attend the sequel. I came along and was thrilled by the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra and its conductor Nic Raine. The concert ended with two encores and richly deserved standing ovations. Nic Raine and presenter Holger Wemhoff even took the time to sign autographs and chat with the guests.
I dug around YouTube and found videos for most of the scores they had played. Don’t mind the images as they don’t always fit, just listen to the music.