Friday, March 13, 2009

The Cats are coming!!

After waking up this morning, having some bread and Buttermilch I was ready to leave for another day of studying at university. I opened the door and ..... such a sweet kitty was sitting in front of my door!! Ofcourse i couldn't resist to give it some attention and all the time it wanted to go into my room. After a little while i decided to walk down te stairs.....and yes another cat was ofcourse this one i also had to give some attention or she would be jealous. Finally I decided to walk through a little alley to get my bicycle. Just above my head, on some wooden 'wall' another cat was staring at me! But this one looked angry like it would jump on my face. I decided to continue walking and don't give the kitten a chance to take the jump and act like the hair on my head with its claws in my skull.

I got my bicycle, walked back to the same alley and now one of the kittens of before chased the angry kitten away, like it should caus ethe sun was shining and spring is close.

Bye kittens, see you again!

Komissar / The Commissar (USSR, 1967)

Almost completely filmed back in 1967 this film was completed in 1988 and showed on the festival of Berlin where it would win the silver Bear. This film is magnificent in its scenery! Though it is almost completely shot in black and white, the starting scene is immediately breathtaking with showing a statue of the Holy Virgin Maria.
We will see a woman (Komissar) called Valilova, who almost gives birth to a child, who is placed at a normal Russian family. Not only we will see a movie about the daily routine of a Russian poor family and how they manage to keep going with the use of flashbacks we also see the past life of Valilova when she was still in the Red Army. The story is highly intriguing and at times even moving.

Though it is a rather olf film, it doesn’t lack in any power!!