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 do believe, for 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 difficult situations with his "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 tourists who pay too much for a seat they don't really need. And the coffee is good, my God, it is all so damn good.