The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
This is a forceful yet poignant drama about a wayward boy who steals from wealthy guests at a Swiss ski resort to help support his loser sister.
Written and directed by Ursula Meier, it deftly shows the starkly different lifestyles of the haves and the have-nots.
It tells the story of 12-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) who moves effortlessly from his poor home through the playground of the rich, selling the skis he swipes from them.
But his two worlds collide as he starts becoming careless.
Klein gives an impressive performance as the resourceful Simon while Gillian Anderson makes a random appearance as his wealthy mark. It's a shame the ending ruins an otherwise complex and compelling film.