Around the World Weekend

Photo courtesy of Canstage

This weekend presented me with a lot of cultural worldviews; this post and the following are a sample of the arts I enjoyed. 
 Kiss caught me off guard; speaking to a friend after, it seemed that, unfortunately, half the audience thought this was a comedy and the political commentary was lost on them and somewhat ruined for us. Shout-outs to the cast. WRITTEN BY Guillermo Calderon
DIRECTED BY Ashlie Corcoran
CAST

Dalal Badr
Liza Balkan
Greg Gale
Carlos González-Vío
Naomi Wright
Bahareh Yaraghi

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/SOUND DESIGNER Christopher Stanton
SET DESIGNER Jung-Hye Kim
COSTUME DESIGNER Jackie Chau
LIGHTING DESIGNER Rebecca Picherack
PROJECTION DESIGNER Alex Williams
ARABIC TRANSLATION/LANGUAGE COACHS alma Al Atassi
STAGE MANAGER Natasha Bean-Smith
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER Lucy McPhee
PRODUCER (THEATRE SMASH) Stacey Norton
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Cody McCallum
PRODUCTION MANAGER Peter Eaton


A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove, 2015, dir. Hannes Holm) was, happily, not too comedic... dry and often bittersweet. A backhanded love story set in Sweden. And there's a cat in it. You can read more about it on imdb.



Then I came home and started a new Netflix Finnish series, Sorjonen (2016), boringly titled Bordertown in English. Often understated. Not sure about one of the tropes yet, though.



And, just coz I like the shot from Source Code (2011, dir. Duncan Jones) with Jake Gyllenhaal:



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