Had to repost I forgot to colour a line in 😅
Anyways this is Rubi Akage oc by shitsuji and I'm utterly in love with her 💞💞 she has a crush on midori and I ship it sm #midorixrubi#mubi#ridori
Oc by: @shitsuji.mero
Art by me
C IS FOR CHINA: Fortune Teller, Xu Tong, 2010.
The saddest film that doesn't have a war in the center that I've seen so far: scenes from the life of the disabled living in abject poverty in China. Li Baicheng, the main character, is a fortuneteller, an ancient profession that had been outlawed. Forced to make his living in the shadows, he caters to the other marginalized, like prostitutes, and moves around on crutches. His wife Pearl is deaf, mute, and has development issues both mentally and physically. Li Baicheng bought her from her relatives who made her live in the street, and their relationship is both very sweet and harrowing.
I am a person who isn’t easily affected. I can watch any kind of fictional gore and I have become desensitized to world violence as a coping mechanism. But this film really made an impact and turned something inside of me. It raised a lot of questions but also just made me understand that life and little pleasures will grow everywhere, like weak grass through the asphalt. My heart was full and drained after watching, all at the same time.
invites you all to join us for the amazing Ethiopian film LAMB . This special screening be will @richmixlondon on Tuesday 5th June 💜. Free for refugees and asylum seekers , email firstname.lastname@example.org - General public tickets available through www.richmix.org.uk ! Link in bio 👆🏽.
ABOUT THE FILM:
The young Ephraim is left to his own devices, even though he is still almost a child. His father left him behind with relatives to go and seek his fortune elsewhere.
Ephaim’s biggest friend is his sheep: he is inseparable from the animal. One day his uncle tells him that the sheep has to be slaughtered for a religious sacrifice. But Ephraïm is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.
Without being strictly autobiographical, Lamb draws its characters and mood on the director's own childhood years - years of dictatorship and starvation, yet also youthful happiness.
Screened at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section, it was the first Ethiopian film ever invited to this prestigious festival.
The last few days I started a retrospective of the #melodrama films of Douglas Sirk on #mubi . Sirks films are one of my most exciting cinematic discoveries this year. I expected soppy melodramas, but it turns out that movies like All that heaven allows and There is always tomorrow touch on issues that are still very relevant today. Sirk explores the dichotomy between personal happiness and social expections and pressures in a really mature and delicate manner. Bittersweet movies which make you reflect on your own life and role in society, shoot either in beautiful black and white or blazing #cinemascope . Featuring great acting by Jane Wyman, the great Barbara Stanwyck and Sirks hearty male muse Rock Hudson.
My favorite was All that heaven allows, which scores 9/10.
There is always tomorrow and All I Desire both get 8/10 points.
Melodrama is one of the great, timeless genres of Cinema and Douglas Sirk is one of its greatest artists!
Watched on @mubi
The Image You Missed launches today on @MUBI! It will be available to US-based subscribers for the next 30 days. Check the link in bio to read Patrick Harrison’s excellent introduction to the film for MUBI’s Notebook. #theimageyoumissed#mubi#artofthereal
The Image You Missed launches today on @MUBI! It will be available to US-based subscribers for the next 30 days. Check the link in my bio to read Patrick Harrison’s excellent introduction to the film for MUBI’s Notebook. #theimageyoumissed#mubi#artofthereal @theimageyoumissed