The Danish Girl Review

On January 22th The Danish Girl debuted in Poland as Dziewczyna z portretu. I have watched this film the very next day, and for the next days I’ve been reading many reviews of the said film.

This post will have two parts: my review of the film and comments about the reviewers and their opinions. I hope that I’ll give some pieces of thought to all those LGBT supporters who claim to act on our behalf.

Let’s watch the trailer first.

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Forever… young…

Back in the days, 80s & 90s, a song titled “Forever Young” by German band Alphaville was very popular. When the song was first released (1984) I didn’t even go to school yet, but I still remember the song from my teenage years.

The song has a really catch refrain:

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?

The song is not exactly about youth, it’s about Cold War. If you aren’t sure what’s that, check it. Looks like the history is repeating again…

I didn’t want to write about war, actually. The song just came back to me while watching a TV series. A TV series with a “forever young” character.

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Around the World: a to Z February 2015

Welcome to the second month of literature from around the world challenge. In January, we (could) read books from authors coming from countries named on A to C (in their own languages). That meant Canada, New Zealand, India or six other countries. This time it’s D and E.

If you’re a Polish reader, please join us at Różne Czytanie blog: od A do Z.

February 2015

The rules are simple, choose at least 1 country, and 1 book by a writer from that country. These countries are:

  • الإمارات العربيّة المتّحدة – Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah (UAE)
  • Deutschland (Germany)
  • འབྲུག་ཡུལ – Druk Yul (Bhutan)
  • Eesti (Estonia)
  • Éire (Ireland)
  • Ελλάδα – Elláda (Greece)

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My July readings

In June, I’ve finished reading only one book – Zrób sobie raj by Mariusz Szczygieł, Polish Czechophile. July was much better for reading. I read or finished reading 6 books, including comics.

Genre

  • fantasy/sf – 3 books (1 comic, 1 anthology, 1 novel)
  • based on memories – 2 books.
  • novel – 1 book.

Country

  • India – 2 books (1 comic included).
  • Indonesia – 1 book.
  • Germany – 1 book.
  • Czech/Slovakia – 1 book.
  • Argentina – 1 book.

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Ich habe keine Schuhe nicht review

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present a great non-fiction book that I would recommend to everybody. If it had English translation… For all the sexist outside  that book was written by a woman.

I picked it up because it was focused on the “borders” topic. And borders were the focus of my March/April World Culture Challenge.  I also chosed it for 2014 Full House Reading Challenge as the “theme/issue you think is important”.

Ich habe keine Schuhe nicht by Helga Hirsch

Nie mam keine buty by Helga Hirsch Polish coverTitle: Nie mam keine buty
Original title: Ich habe keine Schuhe nicht
Author: Helga Hirsch

Originally published in: 2002
Published in Poland: Wydawnictwo W.A.B., 2003
ISBN: 978-83-89291-49-3
Pages: 245

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