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Patricia and the Turin Horse

Our favorite poetess Patricia again decides to share her emotions with MEMO. We are once again grateful, it’s a great present for us and for our readers. On this occasion she faced a difficult proof, a very serious and deep movie of 2011 from the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, ‘The Turin Horse’. Bela and the screenwriter László Krasznahorkai with this movie have concluded something that might be called an apocalyptic trilogy.

The Georgian Band Nino Katamadze & Insight in poetry by Patricia Johanna Pluijmers

MEMO offers a new way of approaching music bringing nearer an interesting and diverse singer as the Georgian Nino Katamadze & Insight with a young and talented Dutch poet Patricia Johanna Pluijmers.
While not knowing each other, their paths crossed on the web and, while listening to the tracks of the last album of Nino Katamadze & Insight “GREEN”, Patricia took inspiration, a kind of enlightenment.
Patricia has managed to recreate through her poem a perfect dynamism, soft and cadenced.

Gorillaz

The general description of their music is alternative rock and hip-pop but…are we really sure that this can deeply express who are Gorillaz?
The visual members of this so called collective are all skillful musicians but totally miserable animated characters: 2-D Vocals, Keyboard deeply influenced by Butorphanol Tartate, Phil Oakey and Lucio Fulci. The Japanese Noodle to the Guitars influenced by Haiku Poetry, Lao Zi and Richie Sambora. The man-mountain Russel Hobbs to the Drums has influences coming from Farrakhan and Chaka Khan. The satanic Murdoc Niccals to the Bass and drum machine, he is influenced by Sabbath, Dub, J Andrew Anderson, Dennis Wilson and Satan.

Roland Seer – Interview

‘My name is Roland Seer. I was born on 16th of June 1987 in a small Estonian city Called Otepää. I like music, art, animation and spiritual power because it is fun. Thinking is my privilege.’
MEMO offers an interview with Roland a young boy passionate of the difficult art of animation. He will tell us his technique, will talk about his project ‘Solstice’ lasted more than a year and he will explain the various facets of his fascinating animated passion.

Homage to Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is certainly not an unexplored subject for those involved in cinema but there is no need to be an expert in the field to get in touch with his movies or his life. The opening sentence of the famous biography devoted to the English director, written by John Russell Taylor, reminds us that while everything has been said about Hitchcock, it is not enough: “Two facts are obvious: everyone knows Alfred Hitchcock and nobody knows him.”

62nd International Berlin Film Festival

Berlin in these days of February is covered by snow and the windows of the great modern buildings of Potsdamer Platz glow of lights. The immaculate stage of the Berlinale, the great cultural representation now in its sixty second year, has the windows of the towering skyscrapers glinting in the dark frames of metal and reflects the large, colorful film posters that cover the entire city, teeming with tourists and lovers of the good cinema.

Sarah Wilmer

Deep caves, a wild and friendly nature, forests and vast landscape appears to be her favorite scenarios. The sense of vastness and immensity overwhelmed our eyes. In this particular case is not frightening us, the small men and women included in this huge and mysterious planet, are not feeling menaced by it. The world, the earth and any remote and dark place on it, are seen by Sarah like a playground available for the enjoyment of its protagonists: us.

Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials

Who is the reddish and British Florence Welch? In an interview with Nylon magazine she said: “I wanted to be a witch when I was a child. I was obsessed with witchcraft. I always wanted to live in a world more magical. I had a small shrine at home and once I threw a spell because I wanted the child in the class next to mine to fell in love with me”. Indeed she is a witch, she is able to capture our mind and thoughts, each song can be suitable to any listener, the majesty of her lyrics lies in their universality.

Faust by Aleksandr Sokurov

A dream, a nightmare. The doctor, the beauty, the devil and a choice. A metaphysical scenery, the absolute victory of the beauty and of youth above all others temptations, the constant desire, the motion of souls that produce strong energies and concatenations of events. A world seen as a closed box full of turpitudes and imperfections, misery and diseases. That girl is the answer in order to escape from that terrible reality, to sell your soul is the choice in order to have her and her love.