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Following two event-filled weekends, March 1-4 and 9-11, the third edition of the AmérAsia Film Festival has come to a close. This year the festival featured about 50 Asian and Asian-Canadian films including Cannes and Academy Award-winning productions from China, Kyroskistan, India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam, as well a number of Quebec-origin films. Over 100 invited guests from as far as Japan and South Korea were in attendance at five different venues across Montreal, mixing with homegrown filmmakers and academics. Sound On Sight contributor Edgar Chaput was present for the majority of the event, providing some excellent coverage. Here is a quick break down of some of his reviews:
Directed by Cuong Ngo
Any young director is faced with a steep challenge when shifting his or her focus from the realm of short films to that of the feature length. »
The AmérAsia Film Festival has announced the five principle subcategories for its third edition of Montreal’s premiere festival celebrating the latest Asian and Asian-Canadian cinema, taking place on the first two weekends of March. There are plenty of titles to get excited about including Arirang by renowned Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and the Oscar-nominated Chinese blockbuster Aftershock. Here is the full press release.
The full line-up of blockbuster Asian films that will screen over the course of the festival has been chosen from the best of the continent’s creative talent. Oscar-nominated Chinese blockbuster Aftershock, the international premiere of Kyung-soon’s Red Maria, funny and moving major festival selection The Day He Arrives by director Hong Sangsoo, the Cannes award-winning Arirang by renowned Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk, Best Newcomer nominee at the 2012 Asian Film Awards I Wish, and Vietnamese director Cuong Ngo’s »
The curatorial project film festival organised by Katha Centre for Film Studies will be held over five weekends starting February 18, 2012. The festival will have day-long screenings curated by five participants of the Katha workshop on film curatorial practices held in 2011. The venue for this festival is Whistling Woods International, Mumbai.
For February 18, screenings have been curated by Srajana Kaikini, an architect from Delhi on the theme ‘Familiar Strangers’: Exploring how communities are constantly in conversation with each other. To probe unknown bonds between unknown, the unseen crowd and the connected individual.
For February 24-25, Afrah Shafiq, who works with Majlis has curated the screenings on the theme ‘A Bit of I, A Bit of Me’: Works where »
3 items from 2012
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