Golden Door and the Director

It’s amazing how far around the world you can travel from a cinema seat in Nyons.

A couple of films for you to track down. Golden Door is about a group of Sicilians making the move to the US and going through the immigration procedures at Ellis Island, New York. Ellis Island really moved me when I was there 6 years ago … good to see the whole process shown in such a film.

And then it was to modern Scandinivia, and the comedy The Managing Director, by Lars von Thiers (also directed Dancer in the Dark with Bjork in it). I found it highly amusing, but got into quite an animated debate with Olivier – a film critic – who while appreciating the technical side of the film, felt that it was overly manipulative of the audience… I didn’t feel that at all.. Obviously I quite like games!

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