Thursday, March 27, 2008

Zeigeist Films | Jelly Fish

Official selection of Toronto Film Festival; Winner-Camera D'or Cannes Film Festival; Official selection Telluride Film Festival.


JELLY FISH, the new film from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret is opening in NYC this Friday, April 4th, 2008!!

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
1886 Broadway
between 62nd and 63rd
(212) 757-0359

Angelika Film Center
18 West Houston Street
at Mercer Street
(212) 995-2000

You don't have to be a Hebrew speaker to watch this amazing movie. It come with English subtitles. Too bad I only know this movie will be playing in United States, but probably check online, you might find something.

This is a film by Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen.



" Poignant, often witty and exceedingly cinematic, JELLY FISH (MEDUZOT), tells the story of three very different Tel Aviv women whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at a wedding reception of Keren, a bride who breaks her leg escaping a locked toilet stall, ruining her chance at a dream Caribbean honeymoon. And attending the event with an employer is Joy, a non Hebrew-speaking domestic worker who has guiltily let her son behind in her native Philippines.

As this distaff trip separately wends their way through Israel's most cosmopolitan city, they struggle with issues of communication, affection, and destiny-but at times find uneasy refuge in its tranquil seas."

- I can't wait till April 4th, I'm going to watch this film with Felix. .")(".

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Vincent



Beautiful song. Vincent by the original singer and a freelance YouTube singer.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

When Moon River Meet The Fish



What do you think of when someone asks you what your favorite song is? What is a favorite song? I usually think - well, the obvious. It's a song you can't get enough, that you never get tired of no matter how many times it has been repeated. But I've just realized, only a second ago - that's a favorite song is so much more than a song to enjoy. The first time I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey sits upon that windowsill with her guitar, her voice oh so delicate and beautiful adjoined with that unforgettable melody... I immediately fell in love. Who didn't? The particular reason Moon River means so much to me is not its musical perfection, but how it makes me feel when I listen to it. I never realized it until now, but it puts me at peace. And not just any version of Moon River. Not Sinatra's, not even Mancini's instrumental. Just Audrey's version. I'd have a crummy day... in Holly Golightly's words - "The Mean Reds" ... and I'd put on Moon River and calm down. It's truly amazing. Less than two minutes with surpassing elegance.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Answer - Atonement

Rainy days + moody. I'm listening to a song from Atonement, here's a song from Sarah McLachlan, titled Answer. And I haven't seen Atonement , but someone put a video out there with the above song in the background in case you haven't heard it before:



I will be the answer
At the end of the line
I will be there for you
While you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all burned out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I am still alive, perhaps

I am still officially MIA, unfortunately. I'm just on a self-imposed 10 minute break from my ordinary Thursday of crazy working day at the law firm. My biological clock is not actually in super speed. I'm having a hard time remembering to go to bed in the night time.

I’m having a hard time believing it’s already March. The thought, in fact, makes me stress, this is why I've been sick for a week, but thanks for the awful cold, it let me had couple days of rest even though my midterm is around the corner. (Oh God, I love my work/school life -_-) I can’t begin to tell you where the last two months have gone. I guess when your life accidentally falls into a daily rountine of Wake Up, School, Office, Food, your life can also accidentally get away from you. (Plus I don't even have a BF time in these few weeks).

If you live in New York City area, please don't be hesitate to email me (sillydrunkfish@gmail.com), grab a drink near by greenwich village or a broadway night to see the RENT (I like the show but all my friends hate it), it would be nice.

-- Jessica's Daily Blah