I miss watching films

2023-04-20 10:06:00 +07:00 by Mark Smith

I read an interview yesterday with film director Nastia Korkia, where she answers questions about her new film Almost Spring (Pochti Vesna). It’s about the normalisation of corruption in everyday russian life. After reading the article I remembered how much I used to enjoy watching films, especially weird and unusual foreign films. Some of you reading might be aware I used to work in the film visual effects industry.

The way the director describes the film making process and how she tried to re-create the ambience of the time and place where the story unfolds really speaks to how magical film is as an art form, a window into different cultures and places.

It’s been a few years since I have watched a movie. Life circumstances have for the moment at least removed that from my day to day activities. At first I was just too busy, but since the pandemic, without going into any details, it’s basically become no longer possible for me. Even as I write these words the world is strongly pushing back against me.

Anyway I just wanted to say I miss watching films a lot.

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