On Saturday night I found myself on a stage in Montreal, speaking French.
I tend to say yes to all public performances just to challenge myself, but speaking French in public… I will think again before I decide to speak a language that I barely can make myself understood in enough to buy a cup of coffee, in front of an audience of 100 % native French-speaking Canadiens.
But it was for a good cause – to read out our jury’s explanation on why we chose Oliver Sherman by Ryan Redford to be the winning film of this year’s Canadian Focus at the Festival du Noveau Cinéma. In short – the film offers a great storyline, high suspense, great cast and profound humanity. It is truly a really good film. Hopefully you will be able to see Oliver Sherman in the 34th GIFF this winter. Here is a clip from the first part of the film, where war veterans Franklin Page and Sherman Oliver reunite on Franklin’s porch in a quiet rural town.
Below is some other picture evidence of my last few days in Montreal. The last thing I did before going to the airport was to watch David Fincher’s The Social Network in a regular cinema. I really enjoyed it! Now I am back in Sweden with only 1 hours of sleep. My head feels like it is filled with air.