Doodling again: Ciagula

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My sister liked my own doodle a lot, so I made one for her too. As the other one: black and white pens, watercolours, coloured pencils, felt tips on my sketchbook.

Another doodle: 1st of May

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The 1st of May in Italy is the workers’ holiday: all around the cities there are workers parades and no one should be working in that day. As a friend wrote, this year, because of the crisis, half people of our age were working and the other half complaining for having no job. I add that probably a lot of those who were working that day are not payed enough or at all. I think this is the symbol of the society we are living in at the moment and of the problems of our generation.

By the way: I am one of the lucky ones that has a job and the 1st of May was *almost* free, so I went to the beautiful event a club I often go organized. There was live music, my ex boyfriend cooked his awesome boar and we had my sister’s wonderful tart, there were all day fava beans and salame and drinks and a lot of people and, most of all, friends. That’s my doodle thinking of the day. Black and white pens, watercolours, coloured pencils, as usual on my sketchbook.

Ctonia

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chthonic, adj.
Pronunciation: /ˈkθɒnɪk/
Etymology:  < Greek χθών, χθονός + -ic suffix.
Dwelling in or beneath the surface of the earth.

ctònio agg. [dal gr. χϑόνιος, der. di χϑών -ονός «terra»], letter. – Sotterraneo. Nella mitologia greca, divinità ctonie, dèi ctonî, divinità sotterranee il cui mito era in qualche modo collegato con la vita terrestre o sotterranea; divinità ctonia per eccellenza fu Ade, signore degli Inferi, per i Greci, Dite per i Latini. Nella storia delle religioni il termine è riferito anche a divinità, figure mitiche e leggendarie, sempre connesse con la terra, di civiltà religiose diverse da quella greca.

21th April 2014

Loc. Le Manie – Savona – Italia

MOVIE: “Venus in Fur” – Roman Polanski (2013)

Last night’s movie: “Venus in Fur” – Roman Polanski (2013)

I don’t go so much at the cinema: I don’t have many friends going and to go alone make me sad. This doesn’t mean I don’t like it a lot. When I was living in Savona, for example, at elast once a week I was going to watch a movie at Nuovofilmstudio, and that was a habit I was loving.
Yesterday my friend Stefano proposed to go to watch the last Polanski’s movie, “Venus in Fur“; since of my devotion for Leopold von Sacher-Masoch‘s book I couldn’t say no.  Arrived at the cinema we saw the audience of the previous show going out: the were yawning, bored, saying the movie had been tedious and they didn’t like it. We didn’t become discouraged and went inside anyway.
The movie narrates about a director, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), searching for the right actress for a theatrical adaptation of the famous 1870’s book, pillar of the masochist movement (which from von Sacher-Masoch, indeed, takes its name).
At the end of an unfruitful work day, an actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) barge into the thatre, and, despite of the delay, convince him to let her try the part. From this moment will begin a growing power play that transposes that of the book characters in the one between actress and director.
Surely the monothematic location (the story occurs almost completely on a theatre stage) and the two only actors helped the feedback of the rest of the audience (while we were watching the movie in the theatre we could hear a loud snoring xD). Talking about my opinion, I found the movie very intense and engaging: the continous passage between reality and play, the roles overturning, the fluctuating mood of the two characters took me glued to the screen until the ending, that I’m not going to spil you, but I literally loved.

Non vado molto al cinema: non ho tanti amici che ci vanno ed andarci da sola mi mette tristezza. Ciò non toglie che mi piaccia molto. Quando abitavo a Savona, per esempio, almeno una volta alla settimana andavo a vedere un film al Nuovofilmstudio, ed era un’abitudine che adoravo.
Ieri il mio amico Stefano mi ha proposto di andare al cinema a vedere l’ultimo film di Polanski, “Venere in Pelliccia“; vista la mia adorazione per il libro di  Leopold von Sacher-Masoch non potevo che dir di sì. Arrivati alla sala abbiamo visto uscire gli spettatori della proiezione precedente: sbadiglianti, annoiati, in molti dicevano che il film era noioso e non gli era piaciuto affatto. Non ci siamo lasciati abbattere e siamo comunque entrati in sala.
Il film racconta di un regista, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), in cerca dell’attrice giusta per un adattamento teatrale del celebre libro del 1870, pilastro del movimento masochista (che da von Sacher-Masoch, appunto, prende il nome). Alla fine di una giornata di infruttuoso lavoro, irrompe in teatro un’attrice (Emmanuelle Seigner) che, nonostante il ritardo, lo convince a farle provare la parte. Da questo momento in avanti inizierà un crescente gioco di forze che traspone quello dei personaggi del libro in quello tra attrice e regista.
Di certo l’ambientazione monotematica (il film si svolge praticamente tutto sul palco di un teatro) ed i soli due attori presenti hanno aiutato la reazione del resto del pubblico (durante la nostra proiezione in sala si sentiva anche un profondo russare xD). Per quel che mi riguarda, ho invece trovato il film davvero intenso ed avvincente: il continuo passaggio tra realtà e recitazione, il ribaltamento dei ruoli, l’altalenante umore dei due personaggi mi hanno tenuta attaccata allo schermo sino al finale, che ovviamente non vi svelo, ma che mi è piaciuto moltissimo.

★★★★★

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