A pizza can feed a family of four.
A few weeks ago, when I lunched with S on Southbank, we went to see St Trinian's, a light-hearted and very funny movie that takes the mick without taking itself seriously. It also has a great soundtrack.
That night, I saw Candida down at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as part of La Mirada (an exhibition of Spanish films) with a friend from college who also speaks Spanish (probablemente mucho mejor que yo, porque ha vivido en Chile por un ano). Candida is a beautiful film, one of the most poignant I have seen. Both funny and moving, inspiring and emotional, it is a bitter struggle of one woman to keep her two unstable sons together as family and bring happiness into the lives of others.
Some two weeks ago, I saw In the Shadow of the Moon with my parents. It's a very powerful documentary about the Apollo missions, told through a combination of actual footage from the era - i.e. of Kennedy's challenge to land on the moon before the decade's end - and the missions, as well as recent interviews with the surviving astronauts who took the journey. What is so striking about these men is their down to earth character and jovial but touching recollections of such feats. For those of us too young to have even been thought of in 1969, this film captures significance and enormity of the landing on the moon, both for the US and the world, then and now.
We also went to the football, and we're going again this weekend.
Just a girl