AboutKristina Sams, Author at The Creative Issue
â€œWhat interests me, where it also started I guess, is going to the cinema. Itâ€™s this unique experience.â€
Oh love, the one thing that can either elevate us or destroy us. The one thing that can unite us or separate us. As well as the one thing that can make us extremely envious or simply repulsed. It is universal, timeless and without boundaries or limitations.
â€˜Nothing in Returnâ€™ is a coming-of-age story that sees a young teenager, suffering as a product of his poor environment, try and break out and achieve something when the world continually knocks him down. Â
PenÃ©lope Cruz gave the performance of her career in â€˜Ma maâ€™ a heartbreaking yet surprisingly light-hearted film. Chronicling the cancer diagnosis of Magda (Cruz), the film detailed how she sees the disease as a means of truly starting to live her life and how her new vitality for life touches and influences the people around her.
Returning for another year to Palace Centro and Barracks Cinemas is the Spanish Film Festival. Across three weeks over thirty films and short films from Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and more will be showcased, offering a glimpse into a vibrant, modern culture steeped in history and innovative, raw filmmaking.
Frank Ekinci and Christian Desmares have delivered a unique alternate history to 20th century France in the visually stunning and aesthetically exciting film April and the Extraordinary World.
The 27th Alliance FranÃ§aise French Film Festival opened in Brisbane with the enchanting, enigmatic and endearing film Rosalie Blum. Based on the award-winning series of graphic novels by Camille Juordy, Julien Rappeneauâ€™s directorial debut was a witty story that made stalking comedic and acceptable, in a way that only the founding nation of cinema ever could.
â€œâ€˜Jeutengâ€™ is a number game in the Philippines. Though illegal, it is popular especially among the poor. Millions of people depend on jueteng for their livelihood. It is so lucrative that the big jueteng operators are said to wield undue influence over politicians, the military, the police, and even the church.â€
Sherpa, the definition â€“ â€˜a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineeringâ€™. Sherpa, the religion â€“ close connections and great respect for the land and a strong belief in reincarnation. Sherpa, the legend â€“ happy faced, always smiling, always helpful.
No matter how things change, no matter how old we get, our families will always be there. Mostly they will annoy usâ€¦ but they will forever love us unconditionally.
The Creative Issue caught up with TV screenwriter, journalist and author Benjamin Law to chat about his experience when adapting his bestselling memoir â€˜The Family Lawâ€™ for Australian television screens.