Hi, I hope that everyone is having a good holiday. At least those who do have holidays right now heheh. But I'm not sure how it is in different parts of the world. I know that it's either different parts of the year that you have holidays and that it differs in how many days or weeks those holidays consists of, depending on which country you live in. In Sweden, it's only this current week, while in Belgium, where I'm at now, at least in Brussels, it was last week plus this week. It sometimes probably depends on which part of the country too...
sorry, that subjects was boring, and I wasn't even planning on talking about it either.
I mostly want to sort of mention this movie I just came back from watching. I'm visiting my mom while studying at a distance. Tonight we decided to attend the movie festival in the city, which is pretty big and is arranched during a whole year and active only for one week. Soo it's kind of a big thing, it's called Anima, situated in Brussels. Takes place every year, so if you guys would be intrested in anything like that, well, there might be something.
Anyway, we watched a type of documentary movie about Haiyo Miyazaki, the founder of Studio Ghibli, called A world of Dreams and Madness. It was done in a pretty way, with some piano music and all, you followed a usual working day for him, you got to see the process of making a Ghibli-movie, and some shots of his daily life. With some references from his past as well. Overall I thought it was incredibly fascinating, especially the scenes where he was sittning by his desk, either working or reflecting. You got to know that after a day of work, he often spends time on the flat roof of his working place, where they have lots of plants and a beautiful view. The part of this film that made this, as title says, touching, was one of those scenes when he's sanding there, at the moment talking about his company. At that moment the interviewer asked about what he thought of the future of it. Straight forward he simply said that, inevitably, it would disappear. He probably wasn't serious of course, but still it touched me, or rather, pushed me. Really hard. Cause for a moment I starten crying. Really wierd, since I never cry when it's not something clearly emotional happening, like someone's death, or anything, but this wasn't. It was not intentional. That made me a little happy, for no reason really. But it's nice sometimes when things like these don't have to have a reason to happen, you know?
this movie made me motivated to some extent, excited, and pretty pleased. I rather enjoyed it, and glad I went to watch it.
For you who are intrested in this movie or the festival, well, the movie I do not know where you'll find it, but probably at maybe some website, amazon, eBay, somewhere, or at some special filmstore. But I really recommend it for artists in general or those who might even have seen his movies too.
As for the festival, their webpage is here: www.animafestival.be
you can read the texts in french, dutch and english.
I haven't told you much about the festival, I realize now. Well, basically, it's all kind of animated movies from different parts of the world. Some french, some asian (like Ghibli), a couple of Disney, some based on scandinavian stories (there's for example one movie about the Moomins, which is a finnish classic, and one minor story mostly meant for toddlers that is from Sweden), etc.
It's all like a cinema, though I don't think you're allowed to bring stuff to eat in the auditoriums. Though there's a couple of places to get some snacks outside the auditoriums, plus some fancy restaurants and bars outside the building. So yeah, that's it.
I'm gonna retire now I think. 'Retire' is by the way a useful word. Perfect if you don't wanna tell the whole truth that you're gonna stay up for at least a couple of hours more watching TV-series...