Film Fetish Friday: Angels' Share, Your Sister's Sister, A Simple Life

Film Fetish Friday: Angels’ Share, Your Sister’s Sister, A Simple Life

Sep 7, 2012 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Hi! My name is Faye and I will be your guide through Amsterdam for the day! Enjoys randomness chat, good banter and will help you find the best dealers in fun, food and adventure.

To watch or not to watch? I will tour around Amsterdam’s cinemas and answer this crucial question every Friday. Without mercy, of course. Sucky films will be slaughtered, cinematographic pearls will be appreciated as such. Or the other way around. After all, good taste is in the eye of the beholder.

Angels’ Share

Since my dear friend and colleague decided to bon voyage off to some exotic country you FFF lovers will have to do with me. This week we will kick off with: The Angels’ Share. If you like your Full Monty, your Trainspotting or anything to do with kilts, whiskey or Scots you will definitely enjoy this piece of cinema. Next to being able to talk in a language which is incomprehensible to none other then their own, the Scots can drink. Angels’ Share tells the story of Robbie who has a little one on the way and is facing a prison sentence. He decides to clean up his act and instead of grabbing the bottle to drink his sorrows away he discovers a lucrative business for him and his mates. This film will make your belly wobble, your eyes water, and make you crave for a glass of Scotch.

Your Sister’s Sister

Your Sister’s Sister tells the tale of a guy called Jack (Mark Duplass) and his friend Iris (Emily Blunt). After the death of Jack’s brother Iris encourages him to go to her family cottage and unwind for a while. Luckily for Jack, he not only finds the cottage, but also Hannah (Iris’ sister) and a bottle of Tequila. Cottage + Tequila + sister equals naughtiness. The next morning Iris pops up and the friendship between Iris and Jack turns out to be a bit more complicated than preliminary thought. Your Sister’s Sister portrays the humanity of people, is honest, funny and demonstrates the stress a night of casual sex can bring.

A Simple Life

Last, but definitely not least, ‘A Simple Life’. ‘Simple’ is a word you will not easily find in my vocabulary, nonetheless the film is heartwarming to watch and provides some food for thought. Roger is a young film producer and has an elder housekeeper called Ah Tao. Ah Tao takes care of the daily duties around the house and makes sure Roger comes home to a warm meal every evening. However, Ah Tao becomes unwell and against her wishers Roger decides to take care of her himself. Deannie Yip (who portrays the role of Ah Tao) won Best Actress for her role in A Simple Life. A lovely movie, but do not take your nana, because she will expect you to drop everything and start taking care of her too!

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