16 November 2010

Somewhere...La piel que habito...is in Tiny Furniture.

I have been busy with no time to write...I will try to make up for my absence this week with fabulous posts. 

Ok...I was in Burlington, Vermont this past weekend and while browsing through a film magazine at the local Borders I discovered three films I can't wait to see....

1. Somewhere written and directed by Sofia Coppola.  I am already looking forward to the soundtrack because Sofia Coppola's films always have incredible tunes. A film about a father-daughter relationship...I can feel my tears rolling now...

2. La piel que habito written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. 
It is currently being shot in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Release date not yet known. It will be starring Antonio Banderas and it sounds like it will have the same pronounced eerieness that made Almodóvar's 2004 film,  La Mala Educación (Bad Education) so memorable.  It was about time Antonio Banderas returned to Spanish cinema.

3. Tiny Furniture written, directed and acted by Lena Dunham. 
Great story... "22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Aura quickly throws away her liberal-arts clogs and careens into her old/new life: a dead-end hostess job, parties on chilly East Village fire escapes, stealing twenties out of her mother's Prada purse, pathetic Brooklyn "art shows," prison-style tattoos done out of sheer boredom, drinking all the wine in her mother's neatly organized cabinets, competing with her prodigious teenage sister, and desperate sex in a giant metal pipe. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is." 
Watch trailer here.  Don't you just love independent film!

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