My brain was in overload, but it also made me feel inspired to write more, a lot more than I already do. Especially after hearing the experiences and thoughts of successful authors, that type of talk makes you aware of the possibilities. I was certainly ticking over with a flurry of ideas by the time I wrapped up in the early evening. But wow, what a fabulous and informative event, I will definitely return next year - great work Bendigo for hosting such an exciting and innovative festival.
Spent the evening in Bendigo with Helen, eating far too much cheese and drinking wine, as we chatted away the night in our pajamas in front of the heater. It was a really nice way to farewell Winter, which is rapidly drawing to a close and a perfectly good waste of another weekend.
Came home to see that my darling husband and daughter had washed, dried, folded and put away all of the laundry for me whilst I was absent and tidied the house. Bloody perfect ending to a wonderful weekend!
Release Date: 2005
Rating: R 18+
Running Time 91 mins
Miranda July's first offering is a break-out sensation, this is a film with real depth and a raw honesty that is generally missing from cinema. This is not a movie for people that like things to be glossy, this is a brave movie that touches on some heavier concepts involving loneliness, estrangement and gratification.
But, it is also a funny, touchy and albeit quirky tale about a lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric artist that are struggling to find their way in the world and into each others lives. The children in this film are comic relief as they struggle through the real agonies and awkwardness of separation and self discovery, and the adults are likable in their hopeless loneliness. You will have a reaction to this film, one way or another, that much is certain.
Me and You and Everyone We Know won the Camera D'Or for best first feature and is definitely deserving of your time as well.
FINAL SAY: Back and forth forever
4.5 Chili Peppers