Saturday, 26 January 2008
The 31st Göteborg Film Festival began yesterday, the winter season's cultural highlight. The festival is centered around Draken, one of the very few remaining old cinema theatres. Draken opened 1956 and still looks the same, interior photos here.
I saw Lust Caution by Ang Lee. It was late, the film started slow and I was friday night sleepy but it finally woke me up, stunningly beautiful images and a heart breaking story.
Even more I like the chance to see all the films that you never get to see at the cinemas. For several years I worked, selling tickets, at the festival. Great fun, and I could see all films for free. Now I don't have the time but still get in excited festival mood.
The festival cafe at Draken is this period the best place for "fika" in town. And there is a nice bar tent, for seminars, concerts, interviews or just to hang out for a while.
The all year round office for the festival used to be at Konstepidemin, but with time they grew to big and moved.
Thank you for encouraging words about finding peace in little creative crisis, they really help! I know, we've been there before and know deep inside we always manage in time.
I hope you have a nice weekend, too!
Vivienne Fleisher illustrations and photographs,
via Apifera Farm