I walked into a small art store at a whim, and whilst walking around looking at all the different pieces for sale, suddenly became overwhelmed by the music being played in the background. I remember stopping and thinking that this was probably one of the most beautiful pieces of music, sung by a woman with such extraordinary talent and vocal range. I had to have it, although I had a fight on my hand, as my girlfriend who had wondered off in the opposite direction, came running towards me. I knew she had the same reaction to the etherial sound of Sheila Chandra. The sheer brilliance of Celtic and Indian influence, is masterful within itself. Added to which you have a deep rich voice that… Read more
Mixed Kebab is so much more than a 'gay' movie. Rather it seeks to address many important contradictions within the Turkish family of its main character. That family finds itself working, living and experiencing life within a liberal democracy, yet its members are torn between tradition and the expectations of a close knit community which finds identity in that tradition and culture. Marriage is expected, and even if such is arranged (despite the advances of a modern age), the community founds its identity in concepts of traditional family, and the need to preserve ones lineage. Ironically it is this very adherence to tradition, which sets the community apart from their fellow Belgians… Read more
"Guys and Balls" was a great film to watch, and made for a very pleasant evening filled with moments of great comedy and a sincere commentary on homophobia is professional football.
With a delightful chemistry between its diverse and colourful characters, the story centres around Ecki (Maximillian Brückner) a well adjusted young baker from a small town, who loves the game of football. Having played for his club since he can remember, he has both embraced the sport as a passion and important part of his life. Having developed a strong companionship with his team mates, he finds both identity and purpose over and above his vocation as a baker. This however, starts to fall… Read more