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WHAT DO We HAVE IN OUR POCKETS, directed by Goran Dukic
I don’t post many commercials, but if I had to constrain such posts to things I love, whiskey commercials would be on my list. If I raised the bar higher, and made it only include those that I admire, I would not have many logs to put on the fire. Charles Bukowski carried me forward with his prose those years I was aged 22 -25. I wouldn’t normally recommend advice from a drunkard, but he was a great one. Live true.
I loved many of the films I saw at this year’s Telluride Film Festival. One of them was Ritesh Batra’s THE LUNCHBOX. It is his feature debut. While I was in Colorado I got to participate in The Wrap’s Shortfest jury. Every film was excellent. Truly. It was a well curated bunch. The jury was pretty swell too: passionate, opinionated, and committed. They were all true film lovers. Quickly though, Ritesh’s short became evident that it was the winner. It is often said the hardest thing to do is film two people at a table talking. If that is so, it’s easy to see from the short why he’d go on to win prizes at Cannes and elsewhere for his first feature.
At the end of the day, isn’t it always about love?
I was fortunate enough to see this film when I was a judge for The Wrap’s ShortFest. All 12 films were really strong. Personally I am a bit partial when part of what a film is about is about filmmaking itself… Martin Rosete directed.Tweet