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25 February 2018

a sunday kind of love #21

1) Call Me By Your Name

Watching this beautiful piece of cinema, you can't help but fall in love with the Italian summer represented in all its pastel, peach-laden charm. But that's not the only love story onscreen - it's the tale of 17-year-old Elio and student Oliver, an unlikely American pairing, who slowly and sensually give in to their attractions to each other in this coming-of-age/first-love scenario. Highlights include Sufjan Stevens' original tracks for the movie including the dreamy 'Mystery of Love', and Elio's father's moving speech towards its close. A must-see.

2) The opening of the New Zealand Festival

On Friday we sat under the rocks and watched Kupe, the opening event of the New Zealand Festival. What a beautiful night it was - I look forward to what's in store over the coming weeks.

3) This TEDtalk

4) Kevin Morby - Baltimore (County Line)

5) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

I'm about halfway through this book about an profoundly lonely outsider and the life she leads. The prose is engaging, intriguing, and it's the most interesting read I've encountered for a long while. 


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