109 year old Alice Herz Sommer, a concert pianist with a burgeoning career saw it cut short by the Nazis when she was sent to a concentration camp. This lovely woman is amazing. Her life is all about the music. As long as she can play every day, and she does, as long as there is music in the world, it is a beautiful place to be, no matter how bad it might get. Forever the optimist, this woman.
My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?
The film I saw was bland and boring. I…
I heard people talk about immortality,
but I ain't seen it.
l wondered how it'd be when l died.
What it'd be like to know that this breath now
was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
With the same... calm.
Cos that's where it's hidden -
the immortality l hadn't seen.
What's it like to be lying in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with birds…