Hiroshima Mon Amour

'In my film, time is shattered', says Resnais of his first full-length fictional film Hiroshima Mon Amour. I don't think this statement is as true of this film as it is of Last year at Marienbad (where time seems to explode and be everywhere), but time does fold on itself in this poignant film of … Continue reading Hiroshima Mon Amour

A new blog

In the last couple of years, I have begun to enjoy photography more and more. Though I still carry my camera mostly on travel (and thus almost never capture Mumbai through this eye), I have learned a little more than what I knew two years ago when I picked up my first DSLR.Although still a … Continue reading A new blog

Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview & Other Conversations

I agree with the sentiments expressed by many people - this book would never have been published except to cash in on Bolano's posthumous popularity. Nevertheless, it brings out a candid Bolano, and some of the interviews are more conversations between writers, and hence enjoyable. The least inspiring conversation in the book is the Last … Continue reading Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview & Other Conversations

The perfect end

This is one of the most heartbreaking, yet perfect endings in cinema. The ruin of a life, abandon and infinite pain. I visited Angkorwat recently, and kept going back to this moment of acute melancholy and perfection in those ruins.