Monday, April 25, 2016

Pax tibi Marce


(San Marco, Venice, in the winter light of January 2016. They say it's the best time to go to Venice. Now who would believe. I've seen it with my own eyes. Photo by AF.)

And peace be with you, too, Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996). At the Venice Film Festival a year after his death there was a controversial scene acted out between his close ones. Around the same time I heard about the great actor himself. Mastroianni has helped me in a whole lot of X.X.X.X situations with his mock-Latin-Lover Italian humour. I thank you from the bottom (of my heart), Marcello. Whenever I go to Italy, I drink my one-euro-espresso standing, not like the other tourists who pay too much for a seat they don't really need. And the coffee is good, it is damn good.