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FIRE!!!!!

  • By merrick angle
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One of the pleasures (or trials, depending on how you look at it) of living in a foreign country is the sense that you never have quite worked it out. Something always surprises you, and when that surprise has some sort of pagan/Wicker Manesque overtones, I am a very happy man. In our old village, it was the weird scarecrow festival in the next hamlet. But in Treignac it's the Fete de St Jean. Everyone gathers in a square to have a drink and to listen to euro metal, while young children are given flaming torches, and encouraged to throw them at a pyre.

Health and safety? You ask. That comes in the form of the local firemen, who you guessed it, are having a beer.

Anyway, I had a great time and managed to to convince the kids that it was celebrating Jeanne D'arc rather than Jean la Baptiste, and that I was to  be joining the band onstage for a rousing cover Leonard Cohen's 'Joan of Arc' when they lit the bonfire.

They. Believed. Every. Word. 
Fire!!!
Joan of Arc
Remember when we went to Yorkshire for my birthday? Well here's a little film I made of our adventures. Lots of beaches, fish and chips and my youngest brother, Jack doing a charming, mincing little leap over some water...
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Who Shot Ya? The world of film criticism can at times be a very white, male thing. So when a podcast comes along with a focus on the diverse, it really is a breath of fresh air. If it sounds worthy, it isn't. It is done with so much warmth, verve, and charm it should be illegal.

 

Lots of love,



Merrick


 
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