Somewhere in November, in Bucharest, took place the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. Not really my kind of festival, it’s mainly short movies, just experiments, nothing too concrete. But for the opening, they brought Pieta. I was looking forward to see this movie since this spring and after the success it had in the Venice Film Festival, my excitement grew even more.
Here we are in a small town of Romania, some few years after taking down the communist regime. One of the biggest car building factories in Romania is about to be closed and 1000 employees fired.
After more than a month of continuous reading, I finally managed last night to read the last 50 pages of Haruki Murakami’s book ‘The Wind-up Bird Chronicle’. Being a big fan of Murakami I’ve now arrived at reading 8 of his books in the last three years. I am so used to his style, but the story always manages to surprise me with every book I read.
It’s rare that electronic music artists push themselves to the same degree as Danny Wolfers. The Dutch artist is one of the most prolific contemporary artists, working under an often bewildering array of guises. A Paranormal Soul is his most refined work to date, and there is an absence of the raw edges that characterised classic Legowelt releases like Klaus Kinski or Tower of the Gypsies. Continue reading