Ilo Ilo, as it turns out, means “Father, Mother, not at home”. Initially, I was taking time to think what language it was from and the only “Iloilo” i could find was the name of a city in Philippines, haha! Continue reading
Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese animation film directed by Isao Takahata. I think this is my one of my first Japanese animation films (I do not watch movies haha). I have heard about this movie though, and I had the impression that it is a very sad film (it is).
Like The World, Still Life was directed by Jia Zhangke. I was feeling horrified when I realised I had to watch another one of his films. They were very artistic (a little too much for my liking), and his film style of documentary + fiction, and uncompressed time made it painfullyyy slooowww to watch. Continue reading
This film by Ang Lee is actually a Chinese idiom! – 卧虎藏龙 (wuo hu zhan long), meaning someone (tiger & dragon) with hidden talents. Continue reading
Infernal Affairs, directed by Andre Lau and Alan Mak is a Hong Kong Action film of a police man who infiltrated a triad. On the filpside, a triad member has infiltrated the police.This film has won the Best Film title and seven other awards during the 22nd Hong Kong Film awards, beating Hero1. In an interview, Alan Mak shared that Infernal Affairs was inspired by a movie he watched in 1998: Face/Off.
In this post, we will discuss Ju Dou, which was directed by Zhang YiMou, who directed Hero, which was discussed in my previous post. Ah, a film noir, Ju Dou was an interesting movie to watch. A story about ‘forbidden love’
(extra marital affair) between a woman (Ju Dou) and her husband’s (Jin Shan) adopted nephew (Tian Qing), which unravels scene by scene… Continue reading