0 Have your say Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs made a film about themselves... Tony Earnshaw reports. The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction really applies to Scott and Sid, the drama feature based on the real-life experiences of entrepreneurs and best friends Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj.As teenagers they set out to conquer the world as they saw it, drawing up a list of ambitions and achievements that included fast cars and making a movie.Now they’ve done it. Moreover, they’ve done it on their own terms, and the end result is a bouncy, effervescent joint biopic that is as brutally honest as it is inspirational.Two diverse characters with markedly differing personalities, Elliott and Sadowskyj wrote, produced, co-directed and cast their £1.7 million film, premiered across Yorkshire this month. But the rollercoaster ride that it represents has a rudimentary message: anyone can be a success. They call it the dreamchaser spirit. “The film … [Read more...] about How the real-life experience of two Yorkshire best friends inspired new film Scott and Sid
At its core, “Isle of Dogs” is the story of one boy’s determination to search for his beloved dog.There is also an immersion in Japanese culture, talking pets, bad robots, political corruption, friendships and romance, the power of student protests, government overreach and an escape plan.But at its core, this is a beautiful portrait of why “man’s best friend” is a gift to the world.What is obvious throughout is that this movie was made by someone with a deep affection for dogs, and it was made for other dog-lovers.The loyalty of dogs, their ability to comfort, their protective nature, their sense of humor — those traits are all on display here in this lovely stop-motion animation film that is so wickedly witty and intricately detailed that it feels like it must be a Wes Anderson film.It is, and if you recall, his last effort in the animation field was “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which was one of the filmmaker’s multiple … [Read more...] about Movie review: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is beautiful portrait of man’s best friend
Viet Nam News By Ánh Hường Over the past eight years, Nguyễn Thúy Nga has carried her best friend and classmate, Nguyễn Thị Mai Gái, to school every day, over a distance of more than four kilometres. "I have always been ready to be by Gái's side and take her everywhere she wants. Unfortunately, due to a deformity, she is unable to use her legs. So, I wanted to become her 'legs'," says Nga, a ninth-grader at the Cát Hải Secondary School, in the southern province of Bình Định. Gái is the oldest child of four and was born with a deformity in her legs meaning she is unable to walk. All of Gái's daily activities need the support of her parents and grandmother. "I couldn't go out like other people, which made me feel very sad. My parents were too busy earning a living, so they couldn't take me out very often either. Gradually, I got used to it, and just stayed at home all day," Gái says. The years passed until the day the six-year-old was due to start primary school. Unlike most of … [Read more...] about Young girl gives her best friend a leg up
A two-year-old dog has lived with a lone septuagenarian in southern Vietnam and helped her with daily activities by pulling a sled. A two-year-old dog has lived with a lone septuagenarian in southern Vietnam and helped her with daily activities by pulling a sled. Residents in the border commune of Phuoc Vinh in Chau Thanh District, Tay Ninh Province, have become familiar with the dog named Vang and his 75-year-old owner Chau Thi My having their sled carry food every day. Every morning, My borrows a small boat from a neighbor to row along the Vam Co River to catch snails, fish, pick water hyacinth and put them on a sled pulled by Vang to a local market for sale. She earns nearly VND20,000 (US$0.89) after each market session, which is barely enough to support her and her best friend's daily life. It has been eight years since My decided to move to a small hut at Trung Dan Wharf and live alone to lift the burden on her children, who are all married and have to struggle with their … [Read more...] about A dog is this Vietnamese septuagenarian’s best friend
Up to five million dogs are killed for meat in Vietnam every year, according to the Asia Canine Protection Alliance. This is frightening knowledge. I remember Ky, my first dog. It has been decades since he left me but in my memory he is still jumping, running around the house and licking the face of everyone who plays with him. Ky! Ky! Ky! My best friend when I was a child. We were just like two little babies in the family playing, eating and sleeping together. He comforted me in the dark and delighted me when he jumped out and wagged his tail and barked to welcome me every time I came home. He never wanted me to leave home for school. I had to promise him many times that I would come home immediately after class so he would agree not to follow me. He would stay at home and look at me as I would leave. How can people eat their best friends? When I was 7, my father came home one day with a new dog. When I got home from school that day, I was frightened by the cut, fat dog that jumped … [Read more...] about Why can people eat their best friends?