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Yves Saint Laurent

Last weeks second movie was Yves Saint Laurent, a very different from Transcendence. I don’t know very much about the life of Yves Saint Laurent. Of course, I know who he is and what he has done, but details about his life were (are) unknown. So, I had no idea what was coming, when I went to see the movie.

A very large movie theatre, very little people. There was about 10 people, all women, with the exception of one man who came to see the movie with his wife or girlfriend. Plenty of room to choose where you want to sit.

The movie portrays Yves Sain Laurent as a very talented, genius man, who is also very shy, nervous and sad. His life is, in my eyes, a mess, and the only time he knows what to do is when he designs clothes. I can feel his desperation and his pain.

The movie also tells about incredible loyalty. Yves Saint Laurents relationship with Pierre Bergé, his long-time lover and companion. There’s cheating, mistreat, love and loyalty that bears all this  misbehaviour and lasts until the day Yves Saint Laurent dies.

I must say that Pierre Niney does a fine job. I’ve never head of him but now I will remember him. He may have been a bit too sleek at times, especially during the scenes where the movie describes the times in the 70’s, drug abuse and other freat-out.

In spite of the tragic life of Yves Saint Laurent, the movie was somehow beautiful. The music was also great. There has been a long time since I’ve been able to watch a French movie form start to finish (I’m sorry, I don’t particularly like French movies). So, the movies was well worth the watch.

I can’t say anything about the truthfulness of the story. If it’s all accurate, I feel sad.

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The Bling Ring

At fist I was thinking “Nah, I’m not going to see that”. Then I thought “Yeah, maybe”. A few days later I went to see The Bling Ring, the new movie of Sofia Coppola. I had no expectations, I went there just to spend time and relax.

There were three other women in the movie theatre, so it was just four of us. I must admid that I was in an early showing and it was weekday (it was my holiday), so that might be the reason for so few viewers.

The Bling Ring moved on fast and you were quickly able to get inside the life of these grazy teens. When I watched the movie I thought “My oh my, those young people are arrogant and stupid”. My next thought was “Such a large amount of stuff”.

I didn’t know most of the young actors, with the expection of Emma Watson, who was as far from Hermoine (from Harry Potter) as you can be. They all acted okay and the movie turned out to be more interesting than I expected it to be. Music in the movie was unfamiliar to me, but it described spot on the chaotic life of these stealing and reckless young people. And at the end I was happy that they got caught.

This movie made me feel a little uncomfortable. Not because it was bad but for the sake of those young people. I felt that they were pleased about all the attention and publicity they got, but maybe that was what they wanted.

Anyway, I like the way Sofia Coppola makes movies, her style is, in my opinion, a bit different and seeing The Bling Ring was an interesting experience.

Little lated I read in a magazine that they were actually shooting some scenes in Paris Hilton’s house. Again, so much stuff…

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The time in between

The time in between (El tiempo entre costuras). María Dueñas has written a wonderful book. I must admit, in all honesty, that in the beginning this book seemed (just a little) boring. But I was persistent and kept reading. It was worth it. Sewing, relationships, history, war, espionage and more. I’ve never read a story like this, and I’ve read a lot. Over 600 pages was nothing.

I worried, stressed, rejoiced and loved with Sira, the heroine of the book. It was so interesting to accompany Sira through all the difficult and happy moments of her life. I love handcafts and the description of  fashion is fascinating.

Sira is a seamstress. In the beginning she’s innocent and naive. She is also brave, persistent, patient and humble by nature. At the same time she’s deceptive and knows how to present herself as a woman who knows all and doesn’t give a s**t about other people. In the end she’s a grown-up, confident woman. And the end is happy, that always makes me happy.

I recommed this book to those who love handcrafts, fashion, history and a good story.

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