Tuesday, May 10, 2005
On Sunday evening
I caught the first half of the faculty selections at the last night of the Columbia University Film Festival 2005. The films I saw were staggeringly good--really beautiful, often funny, very moving--I especially liked Ben Hayflick's Pedalfoot (a hilarious and sad short film about a little boy's piano recital) and Sameh Zoabi's Be Quiet (a painful and sweet visually striking and brilliantly acted little film about a Palestinian father and son trying to drive home from a family funeral); the visual beauty of Tala Hadid's Your Dark Hair Ihsan was also amazing. I must start watching more films, I read too many books (as several people have recently told me).