Friday, August 20, 2010

norwegian film

kitchen stories

whenever i go to lost weekend video, i always check out the scandinavian section. i am obligated to. usually, it's the same shelf all the time: babette's feast, show me love, together, italian for beginners, my life as a dog and a few more. but last time, there was a new addition to the shelf, a 2003 norwegian movie: kitchen stories. it looked like it would be a bad comedy. turned out to be a very sweet, quiet, interesting and a little sad film. it was mostly in swedish, as one of the two main characters is swedish. and much of it is silent, so i didn't actually end up reading any subtitles. i recommend it. i'm not going to tell you what it's about, aside from that it's about a friendship that develops between two men.

above are poor photos of the movie (on my tv). these awesome swedish camper trailers play an important role in the movie. so cute and round.


jen said...

babette's feat is one of my favorite films. the way she cooks is swoon worthy, and the love story! so sad but so beautiful.

Kerstin Svendsen said...

i remember thinking it was long. :-) i should see it again.