Film has always been my passion, as long as I can remember.
It is not only entertainment for much of the population of the world, but also a mirror of our lives, our dreams and hopes. Film is the complete art form of the 20th and now the 21st century. It encompasses all the other art forms that knew their height in previous centuries, such as literature, the plastic arts, music, photography…
you name it, it’s in film.
So here’s to a popular art form that can be both great and intimate but also useless garbage… and I hope to separate the wheat from the chaff for you.
By the way, if you’re wondering – I see about 4 to 8 films a week, each morning at the press previews in cinemas around Geneva and attend various film festivals, making that somewhere around 300 plus films a year. I started writing on film with the Currents magazine in Hamburg, and then the Geneva Post daily and GVA magazine and other publications. I now write a monthly column called AU CINEMA for The Courier magazine here in Geneva.
I’m originally from Iran, have lived for more than 30 years in Switzerland, widow now of a fine German, with two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Vive le cinéma !