28 September 2010

Tetro USA, 2009 ☆☆

A young man travels to Buenos Aires to meet his older brother who ran away years ago. Their family issues are as boring as can be and their instant success as theatre playwrights is totally unrealistic. But if you like to hear some Spanish and enjoy the Argentinian landscape, this is for you.
Stupeur et Tremblements France-Belgium, 2003 ☆☆☆

A Japan-born Belgian girl decides to get a job at a Japanese company. The corporate culture shock will make her cry and do crazy stuff. Can she survive? An entertaining true story.

21 September 2010

Five years in Montréal

The first four pictures below are from my first apartment in this city. I rented a room at Marie-Josée's apartment on Pontiac Street and Mont Royal. Yep, right there in the Plateau. Too noisy neighbourhood if you ask me.

Then comes my second apartment (pictures 5 to 8) in downtown Montréal as well, but this time close to McGill University, the area known as "McGill ghetto". To the left of apartment building there is a now a huge Hilton hotel. In the corner of Av. Du Parc and Sherbrooke, the famous Café Imagination where I spent many afternoons. The espresso is very good there by the way.

My third apartment is on Fulton street (last two pictures), where I lived for more than 3 years here. This is the Russian-Eastern European-Jewish area. Thanks to Victor for taking the pictures.

Daytime Drinking South Korea, 2009 ☆☆

19 September 2010

No Night Is Too Long UK, 2002 ☆☆☆☆

A drama about a university student, Tim Cornish, who falls in love with a teacher. When they decide to go for a cruise trip together to Alaska, Tim meets another British woman who is visiting and falls in love with her. Little does Tim know that both her and his lover are closely related in a way that will surprise anyone.

Mandragora Czech Republic, 1997 ☆☆☆

The story of a 15-year old boy who runs away from his home to look for work in Prague. He unfortunately falls victim of street gangs, forced prostitution and drugs.

16 September 2010

The Bulgarian Lovers Spain, 2009 ☆☆