On my way back from Germany i sat on the train with a bottle of cava, a large pretzel and a quarter bottle of cheap vodka that i had bought at a U-bahn stop the night before. I began to write about my trip, pages of the stuff, feverishly, driving pen and oiled pretzel salt into the page, dribbling cocktail with a smile and letting my head deafen and wool itself as the train flashed in and out of tunnels. I made a solid document of my travels from berlin, down into bavaria and ending by the lakes. It was written on the last pages of a notebook, the last blank pages of a book on witchcraft, and on the tissue paper that the wine had been wrapped in.
Somewhere between Kings Cross and my bed the pages were lost. Of course these mislaid pages were mesmerising, vital nuggets of wild, transcendent literature completely reinventing all written matter and changing the course of the universe for good BUT they are lost, gone forever. So instead, i am going to be brief.
And say this:
Of all the films that i saw at the Berlin Film Festival, the one that i enjoyed the most (and that the cineastes hated) was ‘Long Live the New Flesh’ by Nicolas Provost. Try and seek it out. It will, how do you say, fuck you up.
Also, try and track down ‘Geliebt’ by Jan Soldat – a documentary love story…between man and dog. its pretty colourful.
I will be back here shortly.