girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones
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Somerville

Last night I saw Partir (Leaving) at the Somerville with some work friends. We have the routine down now - we prebook and preorder pizzas and then one group gets there at 6pm to reserve seats and the other goes past Broadway Pizza and arrives with hot pizza. I love the whole Somerville thing - picnicking first and then settling into the outdoor cinema, eating ice cream and snuggling under a blanket.

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Partir and is fabulous. I don't want to spoil the plot so I will say this film is definitely worth seeing before the end of the run (Sunday?) or catching at Joondalup, should be next week? It was quite dark and sad but gave me so much to think about in terms of the value wives/mothers contribute to marriage/family. And about the surrendering of power when surrendering earning capability. It was a very unsettling film. Seven of us saw it and were pretty much despondent and quiet on the way out afterwards.

I love the Somerville! The next film I think I fancy is called Amreeka.

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