Friday, September 14, 2012

Cine Europa 2012


It was a weekday, so the usual crowd of shrieking youths was nowhere in sight. Most of the people watching were either in between jobs or retired. They were chatty. Not in a noisy kind of chatty, but chatty as in they're open to talking to people they've only met for the first time. A complete stranger glanced at me and smiled. I think he wanted to chat. I smiled back.


Inside the theater, an old guy sat beside me. He was very friendly. He called me "Bhradd." I took it as a compliment since it sounded like "Brad Pitt." He kept on talking. I kept on nodding. I was hoping he wouldn't ask me questions. But he did. He asked me where I work. I can't talk, so I got my cellphone and typed in "Eastwood." He said, "Oh." Then he went on talk mode again. 


The movie showing was In a Better World (Hævnen), a Danish domestic melodrama. Some of the scenes were set in Africa. I think that struck a nerve cause the guy beside me started to do a running commentary. Full volume. People started glaring at me. Wait, why me? My mouth's close. I can't even speak. 


I have a DVD of Senna, so no need to line up for that one. I'll be hustling for Atmen (Breathing), though. More than anything, I'm dreading the weekend crowd. It's going to be a long day.

26 comments:

Overthinker Palaboy said...

ser brad pitt este visual v, organize ka ng film fest watching with some of us. peksman, ilalayo kita sa mga tao kung ayaw mo ng kausap :) at di rin ako magsasalita kapag ayaw mo :)

Visual Velocity said...

Overthinker Palaboy: Haha, okay lang naman kung may kaka-usap sa kin. Hindi naman ako snob. May laman lang talaga bibig ko na mouthwash kaya hindi ako maka-salita. :-D

Will said...

Ugh, didn't know about this. :/

Visual Velocity said...

Will: You can still watch tomorrow. :-)

Overthinker Palaboy said...

bakit kasi huli ang announcement mo ser. gusto ko rin sana manood. syempre, sinisi ka :P

Visual Velocity said...

Overthinker Palaboy: Haha, sinadya ko yun para wala akong kaagaw sa mga tickets. lolz

Archieviner said...

Naks bradd pitt. Anong nangyari na sa inyo ni old guy? lol Parang maganda yung breathing :)

Visual Velocity said...

Archieviner: Haha, wala, iniwan ko siya pagkatapos ng movie. :-D

mr.nightcrawler said...

FC? haha. asar ako sa mga ganyan lalo na pag gusto ko talagang magconcentrate sa pinapanuod kong movie.

Visual Velocity said...

mr.nightcrawler: Oo nga, FC nga, haha. Kahapon naman nung nanood ako sa Shang yung isang lalake na kahalera ko nagsasalita mag-isa. Ano ba yun. Kaya paminsan mas okay pa manood na lang sa bahay para walang distraction.

Denoy Eusebio said...

shreiking youths
oo, nga
nasa school kaming lahat non
nyahaha

andy, please check your FB mailbox
may pinadala ako sayo don

thanks!

Visual Velocity said...

Denoy Eusebio: Oo, wala yung mga shrieking youths nung nanoood ako, haha.

Sige, I'll write for your blog. Let me know when the deadline is. May talent fee ba? Ka-level ng fee ko si Angel. Joke. :p

SunnyToast said...

too bad..I'm really busy I miss this! but anyway thank you for sharing!

Visual Velocity said...

SunnyToast: Ay, sayang! There were several good films this year.

Phioxee said...

brad pitt talaga ha. hahaha

just me
www.phioxee.com

Visual Velocity said...

Phioxee: Korek. Ako na ang Brad Pitt. Haha

Phioxee said...

bakit nga ba dika makapagsalita?

Visual Velocity said...

Phioxee: There was something in my mouth. Liquid medication. My throat was aching to so I took meds. :)

xoxo_grah said...

Have seen the story of Cenna...a nice film, but the breathing seems like a good film too..:)

xx!

Visual Velocity said...

xoxo_grah: Haven't seen Senna yet; I have a DVD copy, though. Yes, Breathing is a very good film! :-)

Denoy Eusebio said...

sana pala yun dvd mo ay orig. nyahaha

btw, secret yun offer ko. nag-comment ka pala dito. surprise yon, eh. nyahaha

Visual Velocity said...

Denoy Eusebio: Bootleg lang yung kopya ko... krisis, tag tipid, haha

Uy, vague naman yung comment ko about your suprise. :D

Mr. Tripster said...

I am here in Europe but I don't find European movies that interesting. Sabi nga nila yung mga Italian film hindi masyado ma appreciate dito pero abroad eh lagi DAW sold out.

Siguro dahil naumay na. But there are nice ones though.

I like Pedro Almodovar's films, especially "Todo Su Mia Madre". Almodovar knows how to pick great actresses. Even his "Mala Educacion". I think it's under the gay flicks category, nevertheless, it's a very good movie. The characters are very unique and interesting, and the actors are not the over-rated ones.

Of the movies you posted here, wala akong nakita o narinig man lang kahit isang beses. And this is coming from somebody who lives in the Old Continent.

Anyway, ingat lagi sa mga strangers. You never know if that's pychotic or something. But don't mind my warnings on things like this. I was born paranoid. hahaha!

Full on commentary pala. One of the most terrible things that can ruin one's cinematic experience. Bad trip! hahaha!

Visual Velocity said...

Mr. Tripster: Are you based in London? I like Almodovar too! My favorite is All About My Mother. I don't like Bad Education, although the acting there is superb. I like the Skin I Live In! Man, the twists in that movie are in another level!

Erin Herøin said...

This made me miss watching film festivals!

Visual Velocity said...

Erin Herøin: I myself don't get to attend film festivals as much as when I was younger and had loads of free time. I make it a point to attend the major ones here in Manila, though. Thank God for vacation leaves! :D