Exciting films, eye-opener books, great tunes of music, classy or modern theatre plays, new exhibitions… from where do you get your daily inspiration or entertainment? Here come my favourites things to do for this month. What are yours?
What I am listening to … a lot
I have always had a thing for soundtracks! So no surprise that one of my first favourite of this year comes from the movie ‘Mandela: Long walk to freedom’. (Feature image credit: video below).
Australia’s most outstanding photojournalists
I have never been to a photographic exhibit in Brisbane, so I am really excited to check out the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition, which opens 14 January at the Brisbane Powerhouse and stays in town until 9 February 2014. Each year, more than 350 entries are considered for selection in the annual Walkley Awards – the pinnacle of achievement for Australian press photographers judged by industry experts and awarded in November. After the awards, the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition hits the road to give a wide audience a glimpse into the outstanding moments in sport, daily life and news reportage captured during 2013. More info here.
The film I liked a lot
Last weekend I watched Prisoners, which was one of the best movies I have ever seen in the drama genre! It has a gripping storyline, amazing acting, beautiful photography and keeps you on tenterhooks all the way long. I am just so surprised it has not been nominated for any awards this year.
The film I would like to watch
Most probably thanks to my coming birthday I am still very much in magic-mode. And what could be a better movie to watch in this mood than Saving Mr. Banks – which brings back Disneyland of the 1960s, an untold story about Mary Poppins and even Tom Hanks, as Walt Disney himself.
My first Australia day
26 January is the official national day of Australia, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove. I think it says a lot about a country how they celebrate and cheer for ‘kind of’ the birthday of their nation and I am so much looking forward to experience it first hand and of course write about it afterwards!
From my the bookshelf
These days I am reading Alföldi színháza – Öt nemzeti év by Csáki Judit. This book was one of my Christmas presents, which made it all the way from Hungary, thanks to my Dad, who knows how much I love the work of Alföldi and how much I miss the Hungarian theatre. The book is about the last five years of the National Theatre (located in Budapest) while Alföldi Róbert was the director. With loads of details it tells about the plays of each season, contains interviews and loads of commentary from Alföldi himself.
If I would go to Melbourne…
… I would definitely check out the exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style this January. More info here.
P.S.: This month I am also into telling the story of our New Year’s Eve road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and back. You can join the journey here.