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Author Archives: Samson
Our loyal readers would know that we love blogging about the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and we did so in 2002, 04, 05, 06 and 08. I am not aware of any of us being there this year, and so I have had to satisfy my cravings for the HKIFF through reading some of the great articles posted on other blogs. You will find below the links to the most awesome articles I have read … (read more)
Today, I am going to continue with part 2 of my article, picking up where we left off yesterday:
Lover’s Concerto (2002): This romantic melodrama is a tearjerker. Its main cast, including Cha Tae-hyun, Son Ye-jin and the late Lee Eun-ju (Taegukgi), all gave likeable performances. While the story is not particularly original, the film is an example of an ordinary story told well. Viewers who like crying should have some tissues ready.
Since I first discovered the wonderful world of Korean cinema in 1999, I have seen an impressive number of great Korean films. So as I started working on a top 10 list to contribute to this year’s Korean Blogathon, I actually found it incredibly difficult to narrow the number down to ten. Because of this, I have decided to do something a bit different instead – a list of my favourite Korean movies from A to Z.
I hope … (read more)
(20/3/11 Update: Please note that the 23rd of March screening of ‘Millennium Actress’ has been cancelled. The Japan Foundation will advise at a later date if Japanese Cinema will go ahead in April. If you have any enquiries please contact them on 02 8239 0055 or email [email protected].)
While anime fans in Brisbane and Melbourne are being treated with special screenings of anime classics, those living in Sydney no longer have to feel left out! Thanks to the good folks at the Japan Foundation Sydney, who of course bring us the Japanese Film Festival every year, there are going to be regular Japanese cinema nights held in their multipurpose room throughout the year. And the best thing is: admission is free! The first screening will be on … (read more)
I love end-of-year lists. Writing them is fun (and you can read my list here), while reading others’ lists is a great way to learn about gems that I need to track down and watch.
Following are my favourite 2010 Asian film lists that I would like to share with you, and hopefully you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I have!
Asian Film Lists(read more)
I have finally got some spare time to write about my favourites amongst the films that I saw for the first time in 2010. Yes, I know it’s already the end of January and that in just 11 months’ time, we’ll have another new year to celebrate, but I’ve seen some great movies last year and so please let me tell you about them!
My Favourite Asian Films of 2010
(As I start putting the list together, I come to … (read more)
The fabulous Japanese Film Festival, now into its 14th year, is almost here! This year, fans will get to choose from an incredibly strong line-up of Japanese films, many of which have never been shown in Australia previously.
Whether you are in the mood for something inspirational (Feel the Wind), delicious (Flavor of Happiness), bittersweet (Solanin) or suspenseful (Zero Focus), it is guaranteed that you will not be disappointed. Plus there are … (read more)