Had a wonderful evening, had a meal with Amanda, Maria and her sister Dora and then we went to The Electric to watch Curse of the Golden Flower. The Electric is a fantastic little cinema, you get large leather seats and drinks / refreshments served while you watch the movie. It’s a stunning venue and I’m positive we’ll be going there again … here’s a picture:
Amanda even managed to get me to scoff this huge slice of chocolate cake they do – well it is my birthday tomorrow so I guess it’s ok 😉
As for the film, as far as tragedy’s go this one might have driven Shakespeare to suicide! It’s one of the most bizarre movies I’ve ever seen. Yet the sets, costumes and cinematography are absolutely stunning. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is another Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because it couldn’t be futher from that. The story revolves around an Emperor who is secretly poisoning his wife, she in turn is plotting against him using his sons to overthrow him. It’s basically the story of a rotting family that destroys itself in one night.
I thought the film was very good, I struggled to keep up with the plot but the acting was superb.