robert and I went to see this film together – a recommendation from our son – and it is a beautifully shot love story. I found it a bit confusing, as I am not aware about the facts of the Coldwar, but also found the storyline a bit weak at times. the cinematography was so stylish and beautiful, and the scenes of paris jazz clubs totally delighted my partner. I thought both actors great and the film worth seeing. the contrast of bleak cold east is really apparent and the warmth and creative liveliness of swinging Paris really comes through. films are so personal – one of my friends really didn’t like it and found it too stylish – and normally we like similar things.
fashion week starts in london, and yesterday I popped to see the beautiful fashion illustrations in Gray MCA – a lovely selection of vintage and modern fashion drawings, including works by Antonio Lopez, Galliano and some striking contemporary abstract illustrations definitely worth seeing.