In my previous film review, I mentioned that I’m currently on a Netflix break. So upon checking the films on my other go-to (legit) sites, I stumbled on another French film. But this time it’s an animation and drama. I did a little research but since it’s a French film, I really couldn’t understand all that I read. But I did find out the short animation film was part of the Merlinka Festival. Also known as the International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, this is an annual LGBT-themed film festival which is annually organized in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Podgorica. The Belgrade edition is organized in the Belgrade Youth Center during the second week of December, and it lasts for five days.
I love Netflix because they can showcase and sometimes save great movies and series. But there are times they show not so great ones (or, maybe just in my region). Whenever that happens, I simply take a break from Netflix. While waiting for new releases, I check my other go-to sites, legal of course. Most of these feature independent films which I like. But I also enjoy old classic films, even black-and-white ones but they are just too difficult to find.
Ever since I stumbled upon FilmDoo (Doo is Thai for to watch or see), I’ve been discovering more and more beautiful films. Sure, some are short but I’m 100% sure you haven’t seen them. Well, unless you constantly attend film festivals or follow news about upcoming independent films then you probably know and seen most of their selection. But since I am only able to watch on certain weekends, I am happy with FilmDoo’s selections one of which is the 8-minute film “Rebello” (2009).
I’ll be upfront. Shunsuke Daitō, a Japanese actor used to be the apple of my eye. 🙂 So when I heard he was filming “37 Seconds”, I got curious and researched about it. After reading what was available online, I realised I wanted to watch it because of the story and most especially because of the actress. You see Hikari’s debut film features first-time actor Mei Kayama who has cerebral palsy. The film “37 Seconds” gives us a rare, authentic; not to mention, beautiful view into the world of a young woman with cerebral palsy.
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Netflix Original zombie series and don’t want any level of spoilers, then turn back now. But if you don’t mind, well you can stay and read. This is a short roundup as well as my thoughts on Netflix’s Kingdom Season 1 and 2 plus a few expectations for the next season. Again, this is about the Netflix series, okay?