November 11, 2010
Whenever I have a day off in the city (which is like never), I go to the Paris theatre for a matinee. It's just me and a bunch of elderly Caucasian people, which I find endearing. Right now, Nora's Will, a film by Mariana Chenillo, is playing. She is the first female director to win Mexico's Academy for best picture. Here's a brief synopsis: "Taking home seven Ariel Awards in total, this endearingly dark Mexican-Jewish comedy centers on a Passover feast turned upside down by one woman’s meticulously orchestrated suicide. Though it begins as a battle of wills from beyond the grave, Nora’s death eventually brings about an extraordinary exploration of faith, loss, and unconditional love." Can't wait to see it.