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DRUCK/ SKAM: How This Series Captures Adolescence Perfectly

“Druck” – a German spin off show of the original Norwegian coming of age series “SKAM” (translated in English,‘Shame’). SKAM has had an unintentionally huge impact on the youth of today. It has inspired eight spin off shows in different countries, from France to Austin. All the spin offs follow the same storyline of a handful of high school characters, whose lives intertwine with each other, and their stories overlap.  What struck me about Druck, the German interpretation of SKAM, is the more real, raw and flawed characters. I particularly enjoyed the additional two seasons, which featured two brand new characters and storylines. Season 5, told the story of Nora, her alcoholic mother, her friendship fallouts and love stories. And in Season 6, we meet Fatou, one of Nora’s friends and we join her in her journey of self-discovery, school struggles and her rocky start of a relationship with her crush, Kieu My. Fatou’s series is perfect for LGBTQ+ audiences, it will leave you teary eyed, and make you feel like you’ve just experienced a …

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ‘LADY BIRD’

‘Lady bird’ is a love letter in the form of a film. It’s about the love for the city of Sacramento, family and friends from a lost, struggling soul – Christine “Lady Bird”. Lady bird left me feeling like I’ve just watched a film that somehow managed to capture all of my feelings about growing up; like it somehow showed snippets of my life even though it took place on the other side of the world, with completely different people. Even the way the movie was filmed and the way the story drifted felt like my life… I watched this movie twice already, and will probably watch it more in the future, but it was the first time I’ve watched a film in an independent cinema, and it made the whole experience even more memorable. Going to an independent cinema doesn’t even compare to going to grand, popular and very futuristic-looking multiplexes. It adds so much to the experience, because when I walked into the building, I could feel the history of the place. It …

HERE’S TO THE FOOLS WHO DREAM

– excuse the amount of times I will say the word “love” in this post but I really did loooove this film-  Since watching ‘La La Land’, I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack, thinking about it and re-watching it! I was so consumed and overwhelmed while watching the film, and even after the ending, my friend and I continued to sit in the cinema until the credits finished, not accepting the fact that it ended. I was in awe while watching the film and at several moments throughout, I caught myself sitting at the edge of my seat with my heart pounding really fast. Definitely 5 stars from moi! I knew I was going to love the film from the first scene, but it radiated amazing energy from the very first song. One of the many reasons why I loved this movie so much was because of the way that two completely different eras merged into one; the story was set in our modern time but had a lot of parts to it that …