Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination

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My review of Nadine Shah’s album, ‘Holiday Destination’ for The Music Fix.

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Finding oneself in Kôji Fukada’s Au revoir l’été

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Kôji Fukada‘s Au revoir l’été is a sensuous coming-of-age film describing the tension between adolescence and adulthood. There’s also tension between the film’s two titles, the French Au revoir l’été (‘Goodbye Summer’) is romantic, but the Japanese Hotori no Sakuko (‘Sakuko on the Margin’) hints at the subtle subversions ahead.

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Three Colours: Blue – liberty and tragedy

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Three Colours: Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleu) made in 1993 is the first film in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Three Colours Trilogy’. The trilogy discusses the French Republic’s three themes of: liberty, equality and fraternity, with Blue focussing on liberty.

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