Mink Machine

29th Film Festival

Finally it’s time for the 29th Göteborg Film Festival! Me and the love started with a humble booking of six movies this time, but judging from past years there will be additional bookings as soon as the first buzz reviews reaches my pointy ears.

Draken cinema The cinema Draken which is the hub of the festival.

It’s certainly looking good so far: As the lights dimmed to start the first movie a couple of hours ago, film critic Nils-Petter Sundgren entered and hurried up the steps. If he’s around, the film can’t be all bad.

An additional bonus with this festival instead of ordinary cinemas is the No Bullshit Concept – no commercials before the film, no dudes arriving fifteen minutes into the movie and squeezing past everyone to the seats in the middle, no buzzing teenagers in the audience, no crunching of bacon snacks with open mouth, no subtitle reading for the kids and almost no cellphones ringing.

Just the good stuff which enables you to escape the burdens of the world for a few hours.

Comments

No comments yet.

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured stories

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."

Aliens in Nevada and New Mexico

"We turned around and went down another dirt road, past countless Joshua trees until our car was covered in dirt and we finally arrived at the Front Gate of Area 51."

Bunker safari

"The area contains 54 excavated bunkers along with gun emplacements, scattered around the town’s most visible landmark."

Visions of Singapore

"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."

Roaming in Valletta

"I passed the statue of Jean de Valette, the 49th Grand Master who laid the foundation stone to Valletta in 1566, to gaze at the golden interior of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, where he is buried in the crypt."

The fairytale castles of Sintra

"The Portuguese town of Sintra is famous for many beautiful castles. Palácio Nacional da Pena is arguably the most stunning of the lot. "