Every good film is a bit like a dream, when you come away from it. That’s what you should aspire to, rather than some social document. I want to create a little world that will stay with the audience.
— Paweł Pawlikowski
 
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2019 has so far been the year in which I have returned to the film theatre.

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War (2018) looked and felt as though it was from another time. The combination of black and white, — performance (an echo of Monica Vitti), the framing of architecture and the underlying sense of futility that reminded me of Michelangelo Antonio’s triology of modernity and its discontents. It also features a dance sequence to “Rock around the Clock” that rivals the brilliant trio in Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders. The fact that it makes me recall all the films I love from the 1960s

 

One of the last books I read in 2018 was Susan Cain’s Quiet

In a moment of unexpected and unplanned synchronicity I followed Quiet with

I like moments of unexpected synchronicity

Épistolaire Imaginaire - Le Refuge

the artist embroidered by hand the memories of happiness shared in

America inside a large tent she self-made, a shelter -

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