Brisbane Festival & The Hobbit Official Pages
If with your friends you always spend hours talking about your current favourites – film, book, music, theatre, exhibitions etc. – then this new series is for you. Because when everything is foreign around you the best thing you can do is searching for something you can relate to.
Feasting on pink
While the festival season of this year is coming to its end in Europe things are just getting started Down Under. The Brisbane Festival has already kicked off last week and paints the town pink between 7 to 28 September 2013 and offers heaps of programs related to music, theatre, dance, comedy, cabaret, circus and visual arts. I love it that the city is not only a location for many of these events, but actually plays a leading role when it comes to the light installations or the great fireworks on the Story Bridge, which closes the event.
It is time to travel
I was searching for some great movies of 2012 when I came across Looper, an American science fiction action-thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. You can see the trailer here. It is a great time travel story, which stays with you days after you watch it.
I know I am rather late with this – considering that the book has been around for many decades and even the first part of the movie came out last December – but that is why Tolkien’s The Hobbit is called a timeless classic, right? I love its fairytale creatures, its matter-of-fact style language, and its magical story. And I love that you find sentences like this: “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Music to my ears
What are the chances of finding a band called Hungry Kids of Hungary, who are from Brisbane, when as a Hungarian you move from Hungary to Brisbane and search for local talents? Not so much I would say, but this is exactly what happened! You can check out the music of this great indie pop band here.