It was very exciting to participate in the poetry festival organized by the Macedonian National Association together with the Gothenburg City Library yesterday!
So embarrassing that I couldn’t read my poem without getting so moved, but it is a very emotional text for me.
Wonderful audience and colleagues, I am so proud and happy that I accepted this invitation!
Tomorrow Saturday 6 August at 9pm my old music video for Daniel Karlsson Trio “Cousin Cuisine” will be shown in Rome at the event “A female family night”. The event is the result of a collaboration between the group Mujeres nel Cinema and MAG – Movimento Artistico Giovanile under the “Estate Romana” event.
I am really happy that this sweet and funny video can meet such a young audience and I hope it will be appreciated 🙂
The evening with free admission is presented by Miriam Previati and Giulia Rosa D’Amico from Mujeres nel Cinema. The address is via Caiazzo 74 (Parrocchia di San Patrizio), Rome.
Those of you who can’t be there tomorrow may watch the video here instead 🙂
The Wedding Cake selected by the Falvaterra Film Festival, a very nice new festival in a charming town south of Rome that will take place at the end of July! I am very glad for this selection and it would be great to reach to the final!
I am surprised and moved that the Commission for the Sveriges Författarfond (Swedish Writers’ Fund) has judged me worthy of an annual literature fund! My new novel “Klara” will be ready in both Italian and Swedish this autumn!
I have not submitted The Wedding Cake to new festivals since a while – feeling very satisfied about my results so far! – but a friend really wanted me to go for a very special one that has a magical aura, the LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival holding its 9th edition in September this year. I am totally thrilled that they selected my film and I can’t wait to see how the Sardinian audience will receive it!
In fact, it will be my premiere on Sardinia, and I will do all possible to be there in person! It is a big celebration also because with LIFE AFTER OIL IFF The Wedding Cake reaches eighty festival selections! I feel incredibly proud and I want to celebrate in person in the small town of Villanovaforru on 20-24 September. Continue reading →
So, it is now due for next Monday March 28th from 8-10 pm, a week from today, at the Close-Up Film Centre in 97 Sclater Street, London, but unfortunately/fortunately the event is sold out already! Reserving tickets for this screening is no longer possible, but some more tickets will free up at the front desk on the evening of the screening.
I feel very sad for not attending, but hopefully my super amazing set designer Adriana Rosati will be there to catch the festival vibes for me!
I feel so excited and honored that The Wedding Cake, in addition to being a finalist at the Social Film Festival ArTelesia last year, continues its path inside the festival through a screening today at the auditorium of the Benevento Prison, as an initiative of the “Cortincarcere” project!
I am really pleased that my short is shown in this context, which is one of the most important possible.
Sometimes you understand a person is a talented writer just from the way they talk and act. It happened to me with Paul Wu. I felt that way and then I read one of his stories, which I loved. Therefore, I decided to translate it from English to Italian for La poesia e lo spirito Blog. Here it is, in both languages, illustrated by the photo composition created by Jessica Lindgren-Wu. Enjoy!
Imprigionato nell’istante simultaneo di decollo e atterraggio Di Paul Wu
Chiudo gli occhi. La schiena contro un muro arancione inondato di buon mattino dalla luce di un sole spagnolo. Nelle mie orecchie il suono del fluttuare delle onde, ampie abbastanza da lasciare una pausa tra il fragore dell’acqua sull’acqua, e quello dell’acqua sugli scogli. Nel mio cuore c’è un grumo di tristezza che sale alle mie palpebre e le fa gonfiare. La persona che guida la meditazione ripete in un inglese non nativo: “L’amore è l’unica cosa che conti. Trova l’amore. Trova la luce dentro di te.” Continue reading →
The screening is tomorrow starting 9 pm and I feel very sad for not being there… It is probably the last time my short will be screened at a festival, and it feels melancholy to understand it’s the end of its journey! But it’s been two FANTASTIC years, with seventy-nine festival participation and countless prizes and nominations! Thankfulness, satisfaction, incredulity and pride predominate of course, but I can’t help feeling sadness, too!