Sunday, July 13, 2008

Plane crash and sexual failures

Two movies this afternoon and evening.

Starting with "Stranded: I've come from the plane that crashed in the mountains" which is the the reconstruction and re-telling of the 1972 Andes plane crash. It is the detailed story of how 16 Uruguayans survived more than 70 days stranded in the snow despite hearing on the radio that the search had been stopped after 10 days. Some of the survivors tell their stories and revisit the high mountain pass known as the Valley of Tears. Not for those with a fear of flying, or snow, or unusual food.

There followed a more lighthearted tale, but also one of bravery. "A Complete History of My Sexual Failures" follows Chris Waitt, a young (ish) British filmmaker as he tries to track down his many ex girlfriends to find out why they had all dumped him. Turns out he was a total jerk and was still in love with one ex, Vicky. The scenarios along the way are quite funny. At times I missed parts of the dialogue as the audience were laughing loudly.

Home to some cheese on toast and a dip in the now functioning spa pool. A cloudless night with many stars and the moon moving in and out of the palm tree branches.

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