from 香港仔 (Aberdeen), Pang Ho-Cheung, 2014

from Belle, Amma Asante, 2013

from  天然コケッコー (Tennen Kokekko) / A Gentle Breeze in the Village, Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2007

from Salaam Cinema / Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995


Liv Tyler by Michael Thompson

Liv Tyler by Michael Thompson

So why are you a drunk? Why am I a drunk? Is that really what you want to ask me? Yes. Then this is our first date or our last. Until now, I wasn’t sure it was either. First. It’s our first. I just wanna know. Why are you killing yourself? Interesting choice of words. I don’t remember. I just know that I want to. Are you saying that your drinking is a way to kill yourself? Or killing myself is a way to drink. Very clever. 

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Leaving Las Vegas, Mike Figgis, 1995

rules at Studio Ghibli

"We thank Thee, Lord, for calling this man back in your bosom, removing him from the disasters of the world. Save us Lord. Save us from the plastic, save us from the radioactive slag, save us from the politic of power, save us from the multinationals, save us from the reason of state, save us from the parades and the uniforms and the military marches, save us from contempt for the weak, save us from the myth of efficiency and productivity, save us from the false moralism, save us from the lies of propaganda. Respect nature. Love life. Copulate carnally with respect for others. Fornicating isn’t a sin if done with love. Amen.”

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L’ingorgo / Traffic Jam, Luigi Comencini, 1978

Hayao Miyazaki on life


I’ve seen so many women in my family, so many mothers, that have lost children in the war in such absurd ways. I wonder how they do it. How do they keep living? How do they keep smiling? How do they put on their clothes on in the morning and survive? I don’t want to be (God forbid) in that situation. Nobody wants to be in that situation anymore. We just want to live a normal life.

I need to say we’ve had enough. I don’t know if will change anything, but at least I know I tried. I’m sharing this responsibility. I can’t do politics, so I’m doing politics in my own way.  -  Nadine Labaki

I’ve seen so many women in my family, so many mothers, that have lost children in the war in such absurd ways. I wonder how they do it. How do they keep living? How do they keep smiling? How do they put on their clothes on in the morning and survive? I don’t want to be (God forbid) in that situation. Nobody wants to be in that situation anymore. We just want to live a normal life.

I need to say we’ve had enough. I don’t know if will change anything, but at least I know I tried. I’m sharing this responsibility. I can’t do politics, so I’m doing politics in my own way.  -  Nadine Labaki


Monica Bellucci by Helmut Newton

Monica Bellucci by Helmut Newton