I went to see a japanese animation called Paprika yesterday, its directed by kon satoshi ( tokyo godfather,Millennium actress, etc..) and an official entry of venice last year..
i think its a very nice film, perhaps the premise of the story isn't that much innovative (adapted from a sci-fi novel), the way it depicts the imaginary world is still very interesting...
the story, about the blending of reality and dream, just kinda reminds me of the taoist story of the "butterfly dream", which i am sure the matr...Read more
I just watched an old japanese film - 24 eyes 24隻眼睛 by Keisuke Kinoshita on DVD last night... it is more than 2 hrs long but really absorbing and engaging...
What is good about this film is that it succeeds in capturing the tragedy of life without intensifying or turning it into some cheap melodrama.
There is no judgement or direct criticism but just presentation... life is bad but there is nothing you can change, the only thing you can do is to let it be... so cruel yet realistic.
Another nice thing is certainly the female ...Read more
Its good to hear that Jeon Do-yeon just won the best actress award at cannes..if anyone has seen her films before, he'll definitely agree that she totally deserves the recognition...
i still remember how i was amazed by her performance in h armonium in my memory, in which she plays a 16 year old naive girl convincingly, while at that time she was already 26.... also not to mention happ...Read more
For those who dunno, check this out: http://www.rthk.org.hk/special/filmmonth2007/index.htm
This is basically a TV series produced by RTHK, there are 10 episodes and each of them covers an aspect of the world film market, like, the first one talks about the independent realm in hk, and then the second one about japanese film market...
i think it is a very good introductory film course for anyone who wanna learn more about what is happening...Read more
I am not sure if there is any DVD collectors here, I myself have been collecting DVD in the past few years and I notice that quite a lot of people don't really care much about the quality of the DVD they buy.
I mean, it is no doubt the prices of the DVD are getting cheaper and cheaper, but unfortunately, the qualities are also getting lower and lower. Price does matter somehow. Check the image below:
I'll be starting a new project soon, it is gonna be a low budget short film and the entire film will probably be set in the bay area.
Right now I have about 6~8 people who have agreed to commit, some from BW and some newcomers. I am currently doing some research on the subject, and hoping to get a rough scrīpt done soon.
If anyone is interested, let me know. Thanks.
I am sure anyone who is familiar with filmmaking understands it well, but I guess it might be interesting to share some of the problems I have encountered before when I was making films:
Solution: We tried our best to persuade him, b...Read more
Thereafter is the first project of a group called BW Productions.BW, which stands for "blow water" (in Cantonese, that means babbling or chit chating), basically explains how it all began. So it was initated by three guys, including me and two other friends, who wanted to make films that are more serious, and then gradually more friends joined in, and the backbone of the group was formed.
With a group of young and ambitious Asian artists and filmmakers residing in the Bay Area,California, we share similar goals...Read more
(I was trying to upload a video link from youtube, but i am not sure if it works. if anyone can see it, please let me know. thanks.)
Faced with the death of the Father, a family copes with grieving and loss, as they prepare their home for Father’s return on the seventh night
The theme of this short film is very simple – to explore how Chinese cope with the loss of a family member and how they support ea...Read more
Don't forget your dream!