How’s your festival going?
I had My Days Of Mercy and Air booked for today. I had a three hour gap between films where I was planning on getting food and just reading my book but booked Paternal Rites blind after leaving Mercy. Great fun day. I haven’t seen three films in a row at a cinema before.
My Days Of Mercy was brilliant. I’m a grumpy cynical old bastard but it was an emotional film and shed a few tears. Great film 8.5/10.
Paternal Rites was very interesting and a well made piece of personal autobiographical work. Completely different topics but reminded me of Sarah Polley’s The Stories We Tell. The film maker who did everything i.e. film, edit, direct etc. was at the screening. He’s a transgender. Seemed like a really nice bloke and I was able to tell him his film was excellent. Again an 8.5/10.
Air. Very dull. It just didn’t work for me. I had some wine in my bag that I drunk with the film and so it made the film bearable. It was a no brainer and it buffered other thoughts I had in my head whilst watching and so not a total waste. 5/10. (Probably a 4/10 but overall it was a good day and I stayed slightly more optimistic.)