today was a weird day. sunny but not as hellishly hot as i'd feared it would be. i actually went out rollerblading with the roommate alongside the river here in the city. it was nice and cool. then i got back home, watched some tv and i just woke up from an hour-long doze i couldn't get away from :)
this morning i finally sat down and watched The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta. i wasn't sure i could get into a serious film anytime soon but to my surprise, it wasn't as heavy as i'd imagined it to be. and Angela Winkler, who plays Katharina (and who later on teamed up with Schlöndorff on Tin Drum), just blew me away. she's got an innocence and a strength that just cuts through the film at times. and the ending. wow. those who've seen this film know. although very small and subtle, i got my mind blown. excellent film (with a very twisted score too) and a great Criterion package (solid transfer showing off Joss Vacano's dark cinematography and a couple of half hour interviews and a short documentary).
Posted by Sam | 6:08 PM