Next weekend I’m going to three films at the Barbican that are part of the London Australian Film Festival. One of them is a documentary called Forbidden Lie$ about Norma Khouri’s claims that her book Forbidden Love is a true story – the documentary features interviews with people from Jordan, where the book is set, from the USA where Khouri lived for a while, and Australia, where she also lived for a while and where the book was first published. So, I want to have the book finished by 5pm next Saturday before I see the film!
Next Saturday I am also seeing All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane. It’s a romantic comedy, which I’m a bit ambivelent about, but it’s set in Brisbane, which I’m very excited about. I wonder if the cinema is going to be full of people from Brisbane. And I wonder if it will make me homesick.
I’m also going to see Burke and Wills. It’s not about the explorers, but about two guys who live together in inner-city Sydney. It sounds like a low-budget, black-and-white arthouse film about sharehousing. I’m really looking forward to it!