The Black Monk & The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Chekhov A. (1894), The Black Monk, Athens: Roes
Tolstoy L. (1886), The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Athens: Roes

Well, my Instagram page is here to mock me, since I posted this picture 19 weeks ago, when I was currently reading these two little books! 19 weeks, that’s how long it’s taken me to finally write a few words about these stories and I am kind of ashamed, because I did enjoy them, I would suggest them to everyone who’d like to see Chekhov’s or Tolstoy’s views on life and death and I should have done it way sooner. I had to reread my notes and spend a serious amount of timing to write this review but what’s done is done.

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“…style is not the clothes you wear.
Style is acceptance of yourself and others,
It is immaterial,
It is your spirit,
It’s What’s Underneath.”

That’s how most videos of the  What’s Underneath Project series begin, giving the viewer a rough idea of what’s about to follow. This series was created by two women, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum mother and daughter, who decided back in 2009 to differentiate themselves from the prevailing fashion and beauty industries and redefine style by StyleLikeU.

Their mission?

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Top 10 Films Watched in 2016 (Pt.1)

10. Hrútar (2015) by Grímur Hákonarson [8/10]
9. El Abrazo de la Serpiente (2015) 
by Ciro Guerra [8/10]
8. Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003) by Sylvain Chomet [9/10]
7. Du Rififi chez les hommes (1995) by Jules Dassin [9/10]
6. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) by Woody Allen [9/10]mogwai

+ Bonus my fav TV series:

Les Revenants (2010)
Best TV series that I watched in 2016 and, well, in general. Loved the direction, the photography, the acting and one of the most engaging soundtracks ever created by the amazing Mogwai.