1 Buster Keaton - one week

Some of you might remember the time when I used to take contemporary dance classes and how very exciting and motivational I found each and every one of them. Regardless, the relevance of my bringing the subject up for discussion is that my teacher, Mihai Mihalcea, has recently returned to the stage, after a long hiatus. Realia is a show filled with stories, make-believe, real and fake, and you can’t help but get drawn into the hectic excitement and subsequent disillusion that has come to characterize both contemporary shows, and modern society. For those of you in Bucharest, I urge you to go see it and let yourself be confronted with the world in which we cannot fake being innocent anymore. Tonight only at the new CNDB, the show is performed in English, and there might be some alcohol in it for you, too šŸ˜‰

But enough with my long introductions, the point is that I have randomly declared LOVE to be the theme for September and now I have to follow through. Plus, it is Sunday, which I’ve been told is a day of rest, and relaxation. Yet, how does one stay in the theme of love after having encountered even more proofs of its fabricated nature? By continuously searching for it! Here are a few beautifully crafted instances of love, which might not be traditional, but feel more real than anything else.

Ā 2 Buster Keaton - one week
Buster Keaton’s One Week, 1920


3 Requiem For a Dream
Requiem For a Dream, 2000


4 the addams family
The Addams Family, 1964-1966


5 the-dreamers
The Dreamers, 2003


6 the perks of being a wallflower
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, 2012


7 beauty-and-the-beast
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, 1991

Fight Club, 1999

8 the addams family 2
The Addams Family, 1964-1966 (yes, again)


9 edwards scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands, 1990

Live by the Moon, Love by the Stars.