Monday, 20 April 2009
A little cinematic break from the jewellery show and tell...I borrowed the DVD of Ruokala Lokki (or Seagull Diner) from a friend thinking the description sounded not too promising - a Japanese woman opens a cafe in Finland...I thought it sounded scenic maybe but that's about it. Well, watch it is all I can say! It's life-affirming in a totally un-cheesy way, and very 'zen' - a real celebration of the simple things in life - food, friendship, living mindfully. On top of that it's great eye-candy (the cafe itself is a study in Scandinavian design and look out for all the Marimekko if you're a fan. In fact Marimekko, Iittala and Arabia are among the film's sponsor's). The food depicted in the film is all beyond tempting - if you can watch it without wanting to eat cinnamon buns and onigiri then you don't know what's good for you.