In the introduction to the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival screening of Carmen and Lola, the audience is invited to consider the ‘journey’ of the two protagonists. Being told this is a love story, but ‘narrative’ is the way each character changes as they develop, it feels as if set an assignment is being set.Read More
My first review for the Take One Action film festival was the harrowing but hopeful documentary The Prosecutors, which spoke about justice for victims of sexual violence used as a weapon of war. Geographically closer to home, Scheme Birds was a far less optimistic film.Read More
As it says in the Take One Action brochure, they “do not shy away from stark realities.” My choice of three films from this Festival were each likely to put me out of my comfort zone.Read More
When I first read Catherine Simpson’s memoir, I found myself wanting to send her direct messages on twitter, saying ‘I loved this bit,’ or ‘that is so true,’ or ‘this is just as I remembered!’ Being close in age, I totally ‘got’ the experiences being described in the book. Which is to say, not only is this story universal but also, it’s historically relatable.Read More
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