I Am Love twice before, but I never get tired of seeing Tilda Swinton on the big screen, especially in the clothes and stylish interiors of this film. This is a lush and sexy melodrama where a bowl of soup plays a very prominent and pivotal role in the plot.
The film was shown at FACT but not in their usual theatres. Instead, I was directed to The Box, a very cozy and very purple viewing room on the ground floor.
This was also the venue for the showing of Big Night at 10:30 am on Saturday. Why don't more theatres show movies in the morning? This came with complimentary Italian coffee and yummy pastries. So civilised.
Lastly I headed out to Camp and Furnace, a warehouse turned bar/restaurant/space of all trades. It's located just a ten minute walk from downtown in an area that reminds me very much of Toronto's Distillery District before all the condos started going up. The pairing this time was of the Japanese film Tampopo about a widow running a noodle restaurant and the travelling truck driver who tries to help improve her cooking. It was a very odd comedy interspersed with various homages not only to food, but French movies and spaghetti westerns. Sitting amidst picnic benches and parked caravans, there was something rather surreal but comforting too about slurping noodles and broth while watching a movie.