From France to Spain, across to Italy, Romania and Croatia, through the remoteness of India and Russia, this weekend we will extend our reach to The Land of the Rising Sun - Japan. Japanese cinematography is in no way limited to manga and anime movies. The list of movies that we present to you will take you to current Japan, from different angles and genres.
When it comes to throwing things away, I always face a dilemma when deciding whether an item will be of any use anytime soon. My father used to say that we would soon have to build an extra house for the spare items. I don't think the situation is that serious, but the combination of environmental issues and simple pity for used things makes me want to find a suitable use for many things that others would throw away. My credo, though, is to use them "once and enough" before they finally land in a trash bin, to prevent turning our home into a warehouse.
Any given word in one language can mean something quite different in another language. Mostly these are just innocent differences in meaning, but here and there some of the differences can create embarrassing situations if the nuances are overlooked. In one instance, a brand was introduced in a new foreign market and not only failed, but had to be removed from all the shelves because the brand name had a double meaning which happened to be vulgar and inappropriate in the country of introduction. Check it out.
We have visited the most stunning metro stations in one of our previous articles. Today we will tour some of the most charming train stations. Traveling is experiencing a big boom and having the opportunity to admire old fashion architecture along the way is a bonus.
The 23rd edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), one of the biggest film festivals in Southeastern Europe, has kicked off on Friday, the 11th August. The day after, on 12th August, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (YIHR BiH) has launched Docu Corner, a place for debate and reflection on films screened as part of the Documentaries Competition Programme at the Film Festival.
Our next trip through the back roads of the film industry will take us to Romania, with movies that are largely overlooked by mainstream viewers but which should not be missed. Our list comprises a few comedies, one drama, and a documentary movie.