There is a lot that can be said against Summer Palace the latest film by director Lou Ye, which has been banned in China, because of its depiction of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The film is too long, there are too many tedious sex scenes, which go on for too long and halfway through the film it loses focus. But still, despite its flaws, I was moved.
Global Cities is a pared down version of the main exhibition at last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. When you read this, the exhibition will already have been dismantled, because I myself only visited it during its last weekend. However, some of the photos and videos on show can still be viewed online.
It seems that everybody loves Zaha Hadid, and so do I. It is hard not to love her. She designs sleek buildings and furniture, with sexy curves and sharp edges that make you want to reach out to touch and caress them.
You need to see this, if you haven't already. It's a classic from 1998.
One of my favourite films of all time. I cannot watch it without crying.