Courtney Barnett – Depreston
Imagine you’re back to the moment when you had to decide what to take and where to go for your university studies. Well, and now imagine your goals doesn´t match, at all, with the ones conceived by your (possessive) mother… basically this is the drama behind ‘Lady Bird’.
‘Lady Bird’ was written and directed by Greta Gerwig and, although its teen’s feeling, it is a great great movie. After coming out more than 2 years ago, I finally had the chance to see it and now would like to recommend it.
Starred by the sweet actress Saoirse Ronan, ‘Lady Bird’ is so well written, with such humour and unforgettable dialogues, and follows this artsy girl, Christine, who wants to go to an art’s college moving to the east coast of the US.
‘Lady Bird’ is apologetic and emotional and I found myself imagining this Courtney Barnett’s song at the final scene of the movie, when Christine calls her mother and pays a little tribute to their hometown, Sacramento… I’m sure those who watch the movie will agree with me!
Another recommendation I would like to give you is the last book I read: ‘Contempt’ by Alberto Moravia. In this novel, the main character is a young man called Riccardo, who tries to regain his wife’s love ~ what a great plot for valentine´s day right??
During the reading, I found myself imagining something that didn´t materialize: I thought, in fact, Riccardo was fabling about Emilia’s feelings for him, anyway the story is full of surprises and it even has some links with the Homero’s classic ‘The Odyssey’.
Since the beginning of the year ‘Contempt’ is the 4th book I read. Even if I’m not planning some number of books to read in 2020, I just understood I’m totally into the mood to read more this year! What about you, what have you been watching and reading?? Feel free to share it at the comments!!