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Vancouver International Film Festival 2003

weather: mostly sunny
outside: 17°C
mood: happy
music: Ben Heppner - Love Is My Reason For Living (Novello)
Work is so wonderful. I love Work. Work is treating us to the Vancouver International Film Festival 2003. We get two memberships along with two admission tickets for any show, any time.

Thank you, Work! =)

At first, faced with five thousand films that I'd never heard of, I had no idea what I wanted to see. I had to narrow it down to the Saturdays and Sundays, then I looked through the Canadian films first. I still couldn't make heads or tails of it. =P

Eventually, I came across "Emile". With no other information, the name Ian McKellan jumped out at me. I know "having a Magneto/Gandalf in it" is not the best measurement to go by, but really, what else was I supposed to do? They don't categorize by genre or topic, you can only list films by country, title and schedule.

Then I had the brilliant idea of Asking Someone Who Knows Better™. I popped off e-mail to my buddy Warren who... well, knows better =) He recommended "Wild Berries". That looked really interesting, so we went with that. Showtime is this Friday =)

We may also go and see "Emile" on our own. We haven't decided yet.

[Update - Friday, September 26, 2003]

By about Thursday, it was looking like Husband Guy couldn't go. He was just too busy. But we did end up going after all.

It was a good movie, I give it a thumbs up. It's a total character exploration movie, very little action. There were a lot of inconsistencies among the characters' actions though.

Still, the one thing that got me the most was Akechi's senile father. Akechi Sr. reminded me of an exaggerated version of my husband's grandfather. Sometimes, the senility can be comical, but mostly, it's heart-breaking to know that this is what's left of a once proud and accomplished man.

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