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Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Andreas Pasvantis’s “December,” Introduced by R. W. Gray | Numéro Cinq
My Irish Italian upbringing means I have been raised to understand Christmas as a dark, chaotic, cacophony of strife and love: my grandmother's idea of Christmas nostalgia was to one year read a letter she had written on Christmas thirty years before, incidentally the year the neighbour had shot himself in his basement. Dark. This December is already too dark for many. So I am offering two installments of Numéro Cinq at the Movies: a dark or a light, and you can choose. What follows here is the dark. But I encourage you to see the light as well.