Limitless Cinema in Broken English

February 27, 2009

IS “MONK AND JACKFRUIT GHOST” (A+/A) TOO CONSERVATIVE?

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:14 pm

This is my comment in Chayanin’s facebook:

I have seen MONK AND JACKFRUIT GHOST (2009, Dulyasit Niyomgul). I gave it A+/A. Nearly everything in this film is much better than I expected, but the film is too conservative for me. I don’t like the relationships between parents and children, the redemption of the hero, and the clean look of the heroine, but I like everything else in this film.

For the heroine here I mean Achiraya Peerapatkunchaya, though her role is much less than the role of the jackfruit ghost.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3313506475_8ea913fa96_o.jpg


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This is my comment in Screenout webboard:
http://zaa.xq28.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79&start=500

Cute Actor: Jamie Parker from VALKYRIE (2008, Bryan Singer, A+/A)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3313506467_e5fed15ef6_o.jpg

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February 26, 2009

CTRL + P

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:21 pm

I just knew that there’s a very interesting online magazine about contemporary art called CTRL + P. The latest issue is about performance art.

Thanks very much to Varsha Nair for telling us about this magazine.

You can read it at:
http://www.ctrlp-artjournal.org/

SCREENOUT SHOPAHOLIC

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:51 pm

This is my comment in Screenout webboard:
http://zaa.xq28.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79&start=500

–Thank you very much, Matt and ZM. Matt, your blessing is the best I ever get. Hahaha.

–I just went to see CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (2009, P.J. Hogan, A+/A), and many characters in this film remind me of Screenout webboard members:

1.Rebecca (Isla Fisher) = Black Forest
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3311737216_e9209858b9.jpg

2.Suze (Krysten Ritter) = Noinong
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3311737240_1caa44f5c3_o.jpg


3.Jane (Joan Cusack) = Kit (ไม่รู้ว่าพี่กิตหายไปไหนแล้ว)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3453/3311737222_98a03ef74d_o.jpg


4.Alette (Kristin Scott Thomas) = Sensitive Man
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3411/3311737238_a6926cb81d_o.jpg


5.Alicia Billington (Leslie Bibb) = Kicho
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3311737232_d3f1914d1b.jpg


6.Hayley (Julie Hagerty) = MdS
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3311737228_8bee67c314_o.jpg


7.Miss Korch (Wendie Malick) = Frankenstein
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3310914851_416d9a067e_o.jpg

February 24, 2009

POLL 48: IMMIGRANTS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:47 pm

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

 

 

My poll 48 is inspired by HONGSA’S SCHOOLBAG, a Thai short fictional film about immigrants from Myanmar who come to stay in Thailand. The film is very touching. It presents many serious problems that these immigrants have to face. I hope this film is shown in every school in Thailand, so that Thai children will learn to love people from our neighboring countries.

This poll is also inspired by some recent news, such as the news about Angelina Jolie:
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/02/11/thai-govt-upset-over-angelina-jolie-comment-on-refugees/

Since there are many great films about immigrants, I find it very hard to choose only 20 films for this poll. So I decided to choose only “one film from each country” for this poll.

THESE FILMS ARE ABOUT IMMIGRANTS. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.ANANSI (2002, Fritz Baumann, Germany)

2.THE BALL OF WOOL (2005, Fatma Zohra Zamoum, France)

3.BALSEROS (2002, Carlos Bosch + Josep M Domenech, Spain/Cuba/USA)

4.BEFORE THE STORM (2000, Reza Parsa, Sweden)

5.THE BETRAYAL – NERAKHOON (2008, Ellen Kuras + Thavisouk Phrasavath, Laos/USA)

6.GAS ATTACK (2001, Kenneth Glenaan, UK)

7.HONGSA’S SCHOOLBAG (2008, Supamok Silarak, Thailand)

8.IMPORT/EXPORT (2007, Ulrich Seidl, Austria)

9.JAMES’ JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM (2003, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Israel)

10.KATZELMACHER (1969, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)

11.ONCE YOU WERE BORN YOU CAN NO LONGER HIDE (2005, Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy)

12.NO DAYS OFF (2006, Eric Khoo, Singapore)

13.PIRATED (2000, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Vietnam/USA)
This is a gay experimental film.

14.THE PROMISE (1996, Luc Dardenne + Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium)

15.SHOUF, SHOUF HABIBI! (2004, Albert ter Heerdt, Netherlands)

16.SIAO YU (1995, Sylvia Chang, Taiwan)

17.SPARE PARTS (2003, Damjan Kozole, Slovenia)

18.VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW (2007, Amir Muhammad, Malaysia)

19.A WEDDING IN RAMALLAH (2002, Sherine Salama, Australia/Palestine/USA)

20.WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY (2004, Izutsu Kazuyuki, Japan)

You can cast multiple votes.

–Apart from HONGSA’S SCHOOLBAG, there are many interesting Thai films/TV series/play about immigrants, including:

1.ADMIT (2007, Nathapon Timmuang)

2.BLISSFULLY YOURS (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

3.BURMESE MAN DANCING (2008, Nok Paksnavin)

4.GODAGARDENER (2008, Teerawat Mulvilai, stage play)

5.GOLDEN SAND HOUSE (2005, Chulayarnnon Siriphol)

6.HONG RUB KHAEK (2008, Navin Rawanchaikul)
The title of this film is interesting, because it plays on the word “khaek” which have two meanings in Thai. It can mean “guest” or “people from South Asia”, so the title of this film can mean “a room to receive guests” or “a room to receive people from South Asia”.

7.LORD LAI MUNGKORN (THROUGH THE STRIPES OF DRAGON) (TV series about Chinese immigrants)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcXvv8CJcFs

8.MOBILE MEN (2008, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIK3ctC1DP0

9.SEAPORT (2006, Attapon Pamakho + Benya Poowarachnan)

10.SHAN AT DAWN (2008, Nattachai Jaitita)

Excluding HONG RUB KHAEK and LORD LAI MUNGKORN, the rest of the things in the list above are about immigrants from Myanmar.

–IMMIGRANTS ON IMMIGRANTS

Imaginary film about immigrants in Thailand

I think it might be interesting if some filmmakers make a documentary by interviewing many descendants of Chinese immigrants in Thailand to find out how they think about the immigrants from Myanmar. Do these Thai/Chinese people think the immigrants from Myanmar should be treated similarly or differenty from the way their Chinese ancestors were treated when they arrived in Thailand about 50 years ago, and why they should be treated similarly or differently.

MALADY DIARY IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:46 pm

My poll 47 ended with nine votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE ARE DOCUMENTARIES AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS ABOUT FILMMAKERS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.MALADY DIARY (2004, Teekhadet Vucharadhanin, Thailand)
It got 4 votes, or 44 %.

2.CHANTAL AKERMAN PAR CHANTAL AKERMAN (1997, Chantal Akerman)
+JLG/JLG – SELF-PORTRAIT IN DECEMBER (1995, Jean-Luc Godard)

Each of them got 3 votes, or 33 %.

4.CINEMA DREAM, TOKYO DREAM (1995, Kiju Yoshida)
+THE LAST BOLSHEVIK (1993, Chris Marker)
+LOST IN LA MANCHA (2001, Keith Fulton + Louis Pepe)
+THE NAME OF A RIVER (2001, Anup Singh, India)
+A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES (1995, Martin Scorsese + Michael Henry Wilson)
+THE SIGNATURE (2008, Chalida Uabumrungjit, Thailand)
+WHOEVER SAYS THE TRUTH SHALL DIE (1981, Philo Bregstein, Netherlands)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 22 %.

11.CLAIRE DENIS LA VAGABONDE (1995, Sebastien Lifshitz)
+THE COLOUR OF WORDS: INDIA SONG (1984, Jerome Beaujour + Jean Mascolo)
+DEREK (2008, Isaac Julien)
+HUNT ANGELS (2006, Alec Morgan, Australia)
+INGMAR BERGMAN: THE MAGIC LANTERN (1989, Michael Winterbottom)
+JACQUES DOILLON: WORDS AND EMOTIONS (1998, Anne Brochet + Francoise Dumas)
+PHOENIX TAPES (1999, Christoph Girardet + Matthias Muller, Germany)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 11 %.

18.FRIENDLY PERSUASION (2000, Jamsheed Akrami, Iran)
+JEAN COCTEAU: SELF-PORTRAIT OF A STRANGER (1983, Edgardo Cozarinsky)
+LIFE AT ANY COST (1998, Stefan Jarl, Sweden)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–I think I can separate the twenty films above into two main groups. The first group is films which are “informative” or films which do a great job of informing the audience about the filmmakers who are the subject of the films. The second group is films which are “much more than informative”, or films which can create a powerful emotional effect of their own, instead of just giving the audience useful information.

Films which belong to the second group include CHANTAL AKERMAN PAR CHANTAL AKERMAN, CINEMA DREAM TOKYO DREAM, HUNT ANGELS, JLG/JLG – SELF-PORTRAIT IN DECEMBER, THE LAST BOLSHEVIK, THE NAME OF A RIVER, and PHOENIX TAPES.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM NINA GROSSE

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:23 pm

This is my comment in Girish’s blog:
http://www.girishshambu.com/blog/2009/02/strombolian-films.html

–Oops, I made a mistake. I’ve seen L’ENFANCE NUE only once. It should have been in the list of films I need to watch again.

–I like what Fernando wrote very much: “it dawned on me that the film’s rhythms were not going to adapt to me, I was going to adapt to the film’s rhythms.”

This kind of thing happened to me while I was watching THE BIRTH OF LOVE (1993, Philippe Garrel). I felt a bit uneasy during the first half of the film, then I decided to let my mind flow with the rhythm of the film, and then I started to see/feel/experience the film’s beauty.

–Some lists by Cahiers du Cinema makes me want to re-watch some films by Brian De Palma and Clint Eastwood. Maybe I overlooked something in them in the first viewing.

–Another Strombolian film for me is HEAVEN OF GLASS (1987, Nina Grosse). I felt very blurred and vague after I had seen it the first time. I felt as if I had seen a 3-D film without the glasses. Later I realized that I shouldn’t have focused my mind on “the story” and “the action of characters”, but I should have focused my mind on “the atmosphere” and “the mood of characters”. I fell in love with this film in the second viewing.

February 23, 2009

RE-APPRAISAL

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:19 pm

This is my comment in Girish’s blog:
http://www.girishshambu.com/blog/2009/02/strombolian-films.html

–These are the films which I had’t loved much in my first viewing, but “after a few years” I found that I really loved them in my second viewing:

1.LES CHOSES DE LA VIE (1970, Claude Sautet)
2.GOLDEN MARIE (1952, Jacques Becker)
3.THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN (1978, Peter Handke)
4.L’ENFANCE NUE (1968, Maurice Pialat)
5.MAD DOG AND GLORY (1993, John McNaughton)
6.MOONSTRUCK (1987, Norman Jewison)
7.VAN GOGH (1991, Maurice Pialat)
8.DEATH OF A TEA MASTER (1989, Kei Kumai)
9.SERIE NOIRE (1979, Alain Corneau)
10.THE SKY IS YOURS (1944, Jean Gremillon)

In my case, I started becoming a film addict in 1990’s by falling in love with “strange” or “outrageous” films, especially films made by Derek Jarman, Peter Greenaway, David Lynch, Luis Bunuel, or Pedro Almodovar. So I didn’t appreciate much some films which are “not strange”, especially films made by Sautet, Becker, Pialat, or Gremillon. However, after a few years I find that I am able to enjoy greatly the latter type of films. I guess my life experience and my film knowledge (or film sensitivity) gained during these years may be the factors.

As for the case of THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN and DEATH OF A TEA MASTER, I guess my physical condition during the watching might be a factor, too. I felt these films were too slow, and I felt very sleepy in my first viewing of them. So before I went to see them for the second time, I had had enough sleep and had drunk some coffee. This time I didn’t felt sleepy, but I felt they were so sublime.

–The follwing films are the films which I saw only once and didn’t love instantly, but after a while I realized that it might be because I went to see them with “wrong expectations” or because I just didn’t know how to appreciate the specific styles of the films. I believe I may love these films much more if I have a chance see them for the second time:

1.THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE (2004, James Lee)
2.CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY (1976, Peter Lilienthal)
3.CLEAN SLATE (1981, Bertrand Tavernier)
4.NEW BLOOD (2002, Cheang Pou-soi)
5.RIZAL IN DAPITAN (1997, Tikoy Aguiluz)
6.SILENCE, WE’RE ROLLING (2001, Youssef Chahine)

When I was watching THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE, CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY, and SILENCE WE’RE ROLLING, I felt that they were very different from any films I had seen before. I didn’t know how to adjust my feelings, emotions, thoughts, or wavelength to respond correctly to these types of films which I was not accustomed to. But when I had a chance to see ALEXANDRIA…NEW YORK (2004, Youssef Chahine) and BEFORE WE FALL IN LOVE AGAIN (2006, James Lee), I found that I greatly enjoyed them, and I think it is partly because I knew in advance what to expect from the films of these directors.

Some articles also made me realize I may have missed something in the films I saw. I went to see NEW BLOOD, hoping it would be very scary and exciting like most horror films, but it wasn’t. After that, I read some reviews (including Olaf Moller’s) which praised this film’s “bleakness”, so I realized I had had wrong expectations for this film. RIZAL IN DAPITAN is one of the first Filipino films I saw about ten years ago. It didn’t impress me much at that time. But after I found that this film is listed in Noel Vera’s list of 100 BEST FILIPINO FILMS, I realized that I was too young when I saw it.

–Special case 1:
In the Bruce Bailie’s retrospective in Bangkok in 1999, I felt so-so when I was watching Bailie’s films for the first time. But after a few days, I went to see these films for the second time, and I felt ecstatic. I guess my first experience of his films had changed my wavelength, so that I could enjoy his films in the second viewing.

–Like Corey Creekmur, I didn’t like any Westerns at all when I was a child, and I still try to avoid them until now, though I love THE SHOOTING (1967, Monte Hellman) and SERAPHIM FALLS (2006, David Von Ancken).

–Though critics can convince me to re-watch some films that I didn’t like because I might have overlooked some important things in it, this reason does not work for me every time. I know I have some personal problems with Yasujiro Ozu’s films, so I’m not going to see them for the second time, because I am sure I will never be able to really love them.

–Special case 2: Strombolian music videos.
When I was a teenager in 1990, I bought a pirated videotape containing both Vanilla Ice’s and Laurie Anderson’s music videos in the same tape. I couldn’t enjoy Anderson’s music and her videos at all, so I taped something over them and kept only the Vanilla Ice’s section in the tape. Several years later, I deeply regretted what I had done in 1990.

February 19, 2009

WISH LIST FOR DECEMBER 2008 PART 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:01 pm

B. DVD WISH LIST

DVDs of four films by Joseph Morder with English subtitles
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3649/3293047340_4ab18509b3_o.jpg

 
You can buy them here:
http://www.expcinema.com/

I knew about them from Acquarello’s website, which compares L’ARBRE MORT (1987, Joseph Morder) with INDIA SONG (Marguerite Duras) and Jonas Mekas’ films.
http://filmref.com/notes/archives/2008/11/larbre_mort_1987.html

C.Tribute wish list

A tribute to Geraldine Chaplin, who stars in these films:

1.STRANGER IN THE HOUSE (1967, Pierre Rouve, USA) from George Simenon’s novel

2.PEPPERMINT FRAPPE (1967, Carlos Saura)
http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/saura.html#peppermint

3.STRESS IS THREE (1968, Carlos Saura)

4.HONEYCOMB (1969, Carlos Saura)

5.CARLOS (1971, Hans W. Geissendoerfer, West Germany)

6.ANNA AND THE WOLVES (1973, Carlos Saura)

7.ELISA, MY LOVE (1977, Carlos Saura)
http://filmref.com/journal/archives/2007/04/elisa_my_love_1977.html

8.ROSELAND (1977, James Ivory, USA)

9.BLINDFOLDED EYES (1978, Carlos Saura)

10.SHORT LETTER TO THE LONG GOODBYE (1978, Herbert Vesely, West Germany)

11.MAMA TURNS 100 (1979, Carlos Saura)
http://filmref.com/journal/archives/2007/04/mama_turns_100_years_old_1979.html

12.THE WIDOW MONTIEL (1979, Miguel Littin, Mexico) from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel

13.SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (1980, Michel Deville, France)

14.ZWISCHENSAISON (1992, Daniel Schmid, Germany)

15.THE EYES OF ASIA (1996, Joao Mario Grilo, Portugal)

16.BERESINA OR THE LAST DAYS OF SWITZERLAND (1999, Daniel Schmid, Switzerland)

17.THE HIDDEN (2005, Antonio Hernandez, Spain)

18.RAMIREZ (2008, Albert Arizza, Spain)

D.ART EXHIBITION WISH LIST

ANNEE OLOFSSON, A SWEDISH ARTIST
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3293047348_22ce32ce63_o.jpg


Actually Art Centre Chula held a group exhibition including Olofsson a few years ago, but I didn’t go to see it.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0425/is_3_61/ai_92026833
http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/annee_olofsson
http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2003/07/07/31189.html
http://www.marvelligallery.com/Olofsson1.html

Some of her works:

DEMONS (1999)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3293047352_5d498cf04d_o.jpg


EVIL EYE (2004)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3293047354_816d94cb0a_o.jpg


I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE NOW IT HAUNTS ME (2006)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/3293047356_44fb6091d2_o.jpg


LOST (2006)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/3293047360_a0b9c43a5d_o.jpg


THE MOURNERS – MY LAST FAMILY PHOTO (1995)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3293048900_efb3a9d4d9_o.jpg


SKINNED (2002)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3293048904_cd24b1e668_o.jpg


THIN LINE
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/3293048910_070e80777b_o.jpg


UNFAMILIAR (2001)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/3293048916_196c696438_o.jpg


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Wish list for Dec 2008 part 1
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/02/wish-list-for-december-2008-part-1.html

Wish list for Nov 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/02/wish-list-for-november-2008.html

Wish list for October 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/11/wish-list-for-october-2008.html
Wish list for Sep 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/10/wish-list-for-sep-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR AUGUST 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/09/wish-list-for-august-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR JULY 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/08/wish-list-for-july-2008.html
WISH LIST FOR JUNE 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/07/wish-list-for-june-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR MAY 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/06/film-wish-list-for-may-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR APRIL 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/05/film-wish-list-for-april-2008.html
Film wish list for March 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/04/film-wish-list-for-march-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR FEB 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/03/film-wish-list-for-february-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST FOR JAN 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html
FILM WISH LIST IN 2007
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html

February 17, 2009

WISH LIST FOR DECEMBER 2008 PART 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:45 pm

A.FILM WISH LIST

1.AUGUST EVENING (2007, Chris Eska, USA)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3288085358_d95cbeab7a_o.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020936/

“August Evening follows an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, as their lives are thrown into upheaval. Lupe is more of a daughter to Jaime than his own children, and the two try to stick together… but change is inevitable”

The trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMP-SO0RIw

2.FERMAT’S ROOM (2007, Luis Piedrahita + Rodrigo Sopena, Spain, 88 min)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/3288085360_d39ce0c024.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016301/

“Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.”

The trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8fS74Y-qBs

3.(HOW) TO BE DEAD (2008, Manuel Ferrari, Argentina, 77 min)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1238105/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV6dmdTiE2I

4.LOST SONG (2008, Rodrigue Jean, Canada, 102 min)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3288085364_b1540a6d23.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285124/

5.THE ORDER OF MYTHS (2008, Margaret Brown, USA, documentary)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3288085366_d0a87f8407_b.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1157694/
“Mobile, Alabama, 2007: the oldest Mardi Gras in the United States is a study in Black and White. Groups prepare coronations, parades, balls, and revelry. White and Black communities have separate royal courts and separate events. People comment on these vestiges of segregation, some critical and some okay with it. The Black king and queen come to the coronation of the White royal couple, and the White king and queen join the celebration at the Comrades party, a primarily Black event. City patriarchs agree to do more together, and the city’s youth seem to want more interaction as well. The film explores possible contradictions between preserving traditions and putting the old Mobile behind them.”

The trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-desPqfCl6M

6.LA ORILLA QUE SE ABISMA (2008, Gustavo Fontan, Argentina, documentary, 64 min)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/3288085362_ddd825efeb.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1221144/

“The movie is a documentary about the argetine poet Juan Laurentino Ortiz, known as “Juan L” or “Juanele”. It’s a story about a travel trought the Paraná river (Entre Ríos, Argentina), where the nature acting (water, birds, air, rain, trees, sun, etc). The film have parts of documentary about Juan L. Ortiz, and can hear his voice talking a reciting a poem. La orilla que se abisma is poetry made image”

7.THE QUEEN AND I (2008, Nahid Persson, Sweden, documentary)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334556/

“Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979”

This film is available in Youtube but without subtitle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qowmGLZl5TE

8.SCRATCH (2008, Michal Rosa, Poland, 89 min)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/3288085372_3509110b25.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1274738/

The trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BtZldMwlSE

9.WIDE FIELD (2008, Mikheil Kalatozhisvili, Russia, 108 min)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3287268371_d16ed07d0b.jpg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1252383/

“A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him”

10.YANGGAW (2008, Richard Somes, Philippines)
Oggs Cruz wrote about this film here:
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2008/12/yanggaw-2008.html
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/3287277965_2d17f662ba_o.jpg

FROM THE BROCHURE OF MICHAEL SHAOWANASAI’S EXHIBITION

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:39 pm

This is my comment in Screenout webboard:
http://zaa.xq28.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79&start=500

Napassakorn Mit-aim is very cute in A MOMENT IN JUNE (2008, O Nathapon, A+)

 

–I went to see the exhibition TRI-TOSA-WARA at Chula Art Centre on January 17. I gave this retrospective exhibition A+, because I got to see many things I had missed in the past, including the past exhibition of Michael Shaowanasai. These are images in the brochure of that past exhibition:

 

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