Jonas Carpignano struck gold with the non-professional cast of his new movie, set among the Roma gypsy community in Calabria – and especially with his terrific teenage lead, Pio Amato. It has been called a resurgence of neorealism with echoes of De Sica and Visconti; Martin Scorsese is executive producer, and you can see his influence in the vibrancy of the family meal scenes. But maybe it’s more an inspired naturalism or instinctualism. There is something euphoric, but also sad, about watching an unschooled performer dominate through some mysterious and serendipitous rightness in the matching of face, performer and material. Will he ever be as good again – that’s if he wants to be an actor? Will life itself ever seem as real to him as this? (Carpignano developed the movie from his earlier short of the same name and his debut feature, Mediterranea, from 2015.) Amato plays a smart, scrappy teenager in a sprawling clan from Ciambra – essentially playing … [Read more...] about The Ciambra review – rush of storytelling and style
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Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main PODCAST: Helen "Island Girl" Aguon on Chamorro music, life, and moving on Posted: May 16, 2018 11:48 AM Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:48 AM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:48 PM EDTBy Jason [email protected] Cited as The First Lady of Chamorro Radio, our longtime and beloved Helen "Island Girl" Aguon from Isla63-AM jumps on the KUAM Podcast Network for our Kuentos Kotura feed. She takes a look back at her career sharing stories about island life, the music of Micronesia, celebrating her Chamorro heritage, and finally, announces her plans to embark on next chapter of her life. It's a touching story about someone who's seen it all - and has loved having you along … [Read more...] about PODCAST: Helen “Island Girl” Aguon on Chamorro music, life, and moving on
The blackShed gallery presents latest work by St Leonards artist Robert Sample in a new exhibition Shrouds which opens tomorrow, on Saturday May 12, and runs until June 23. Sample has exhibited extensively in London as well as abroad. His paintings explore a world that has strong visual references to earlier masters and styles, but is rooted in the present, combining dynamic elements of street art with contrasting traditional techniques. He returns to the blackShed gallery in Robertsbridge with work that promises to deliver a new vigour in his painting practice after a short period away from his south coastal studio.Life and the human experience has always been his subject matter and it is his deft observations beautifully rendered in conflict with his bold gestures that create the drama in his works that keep drawing us back. This contrast in approaches has an almost erratic quality, that in combination with his floating groundless compositions gives an impression that Robert hopes … [Read more...] about Life and the human experience is at centre of dramatic new artwork
On a fine autumn day, a writer goes out to prune his vines. In his mind, an anxious chatter of thought: “These were vicious, unpredictable times… his friends were being snatched away: it was like a field being weeded.” Stooping to tend his vineyard, he finds a bunch of grapes hidden beneath a leaf: “bright-red berries, as tiny as dewdrops, so that they looked more like a pretty toy than fruit”. For some time he has been “nurturing the idea for a book: the story of a beautiful slave-girl who became the wife of three khans”. Now, with the discovery of the hidden grapes comes a sudden clarity: “He knew how to begin his book.” It will be his best yet, he promises himself. A task for the cold months of winter. But there would be no book – or not in the form that its original author envisaged. On 31 December 1937, as the Uzbek writer Abdulla Qodiriy was preparing to celebrate the New Year with his family, the NKVD (Communist secret … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Hamid Ismailov’s new novel blurs the boundaries between life and poetry Who knew that The Sopranos’s most persuasive fan would be… Bob Geldof?
PUBLISHED: 12:21 05 April 2018 THIS IS HOW TO MAKE PERFECT COLOUR CHOICES IN YOUR HOME Sophie Robinson in a Summer style setting. Brennan shelving unit, £325; Futami, set of 2, planters, £60; Ripple vase, £30; Jadis small planter with tray, £10; Brilliante lustre vase, £30; Blair white vase, £30; Olivia stoneware serving bowl, £45; Avery natural rattan dining chairs, pair, £150; Avery 6-10 seat oak dining table, £695; Avery 3 seat solid oak dining bench, £295; Seeley (150x100cm) knitted cotton throw , £80; Elmley rattan pendant, £90; Lustre metallic bronze bottle vase, £30; Olivia stoneware dinner collection, from £8; Elzora chalk white serving bowl, £25, Habitat. Picture: Lol Johnson/Habitat/PA Photo This is how to make perfect colour choices in your home, with help fron Interior designer Sophie Robinson. Ramsden orange ceramic bottle vase, £45; Ramsden green ceramic bottle vase, £50, … [Read more...] about Introduce colour psychology into your life and home