Saturday, July 21, 2007


I have stumbled upon an excellent movie: Ostrov (The Island: - one of those movies that make you think of the life you are living and about it's values.
The movie was in my opinion a statement about the the christian orthodox values. It is about sin, penitence, guilt, miracle, hope, forgiveness and redemption. Father Anatoly is not a cultivated man, but he is able to believe and his belief gives him an extraordinary gift - foreseeing. All his actions are headed into helping others - therefore prying through his actions for his personal redemption...
The movie is a must see for any film lover but especially for those who embrace the orthodoxy.
Minimalistic and still very subtle in the expression the movie can easily be compared to Tarkovsky's masterpieces Rubliev and Stalker.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Engine in Ilia station

On June the 2nd I had to wait in the Ilia rail station for about 3 hours because there was a derailed train. Some pics...

Old romanian engine

More impressive view