This weekend I (just) managed to get myself a long to a few movie screenings at the Berlinale film festival, which has been going on for the past fortnight in Berlin.
1. ‘Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann’.
Translated to English means, ‘The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared’. A popular Swedish novel that was recently translated in to English and released. It’s ridiculous, hilarious and a great read. Read it first (as always) then go see it. It sticks (fairly) close to the book, and is well done adaptation.
2. ‘The Italian Job’.
Ok. That’s definitely not new, nor did I go see it as one of the festival screenings. But, it’s a classic and thought it would be a fitting movie for an afternoon of cleaning and chores. It certainly was.
“You were only meant to blow the bloody doors off!”
3. ‘God Help The Girl’
I had no idea about this one. A last minute change in plans meant I saw this instead of ‘Al doilea joc’, which was probably for the best as I found out that film was in Romanian with only German subtitles. Although, embarrassingly twee and like a GCSE bitesize introduction to Belle & Sebastian, I did really enjoy it. 15 year old me would have obsessed over it for weeks, and it was spot on for a Sunday afternoon.