Febr. 11: Aristotle, Shakespeare & Dickens in China

    On 11 February, 1978,  China lifted a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens: the end of censorship was foreshadowing other important reforms. The Cultural Revolution,  started In 1966 by Mao Tse Tung  (the leader of the People’s Republic of China),  had been aimed at restoring  communist revolutionary fervour and… Read More Febr. 11: Aristotle, Shakespeare & Dickens in China

Macadam Stories

Film directed by Samuel Benchetrit;  the original French title is “Asphalte”, while the Italian is ” Il condominio dei cuori infranti” ( “ The Broken Hearts Condo” – but it is not a romantic sentimental comedy) The story is inspired by the director’s collection of short stories, “Les Chroniques de l’Asphalte”, 2005 , accounts of solitude and… Read More Macadam Stories