Saturday, 16 August 2008


Thanks to Julie's gentle encouragement, once more I embark on my plan to visit the cinema more regularly. If visiting monthly was too difficult, why on earth have I decided on a fortnightly visit?? Am I setting myself up once more for failure??

"The Band's Visit" is a gentle little film that tells of the unplanned visit of a Police band from Egypt to an Israeli town out in the middle of nowhere. It's one of those quiet films where not a lot happens, but it completely absorbs you into the telling of the story. The messages of tolerance, friendship & commonality are very subtly imparted & at times, I also found myself laughing out loud at the droll humour.

A terrific film.


photowannabe said...

I never heard of this film but it does sound delightful and the type of film that wouldn't rattle my cage too much.

Julie said...

Excellent, Jude. And a good choice to kick off the new promise-to-self.

Not setting yourself up for failure at all. Monthly is not frequently enough to get a roll on whereas weekly can be intrusive. I found that it helped to set up the photoalbum on my blog and then to write my own review. But I am an addict.

Shirley and I went to see "The Visitor" yesterday. When it is at your local, go and see it. I promise you will be captivated and that you will cry! It is also full of music that you will respond to in a very big way. It too is about tolerance, friendship and commonality.

Goodo team ...

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

Hi Jude,
Just want to say thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.

Also would like to say I love the photos you have been sharing on your blog. Those dudes with the glass bottles? Well, some people just don't use the brains they were born with!

I am adding you to my blog roll (if thats ok) so I can keep updated).


Neva said...

hmmmm fortnightly excursions to the cinema....sounds like a tough job but someone has to do it, right?!haha....I should plan at least once a month to do this....I am about 20 years behind on my movie watching.

Gordon said...

I saw a preview of this film; your glowing report has prompted me to try to see it. One of my concert band colleagues has seen it and also liked it.

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