Limitless Cinema in Broken English

August 30, 2009

THE SARI SOLDIERS IS AMONG THE WINNERS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 1:50 am

My poll 61 ended with five votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE FILMS/PLAY/NOVEL CONTAIN MANY VIEWPOINTS OR SHOW MANY ASPECTS OF A SUBJECT. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.THE ARTIST’S FATE (2009, Wilaiwan Praejaroen, Thailand)
+THE CLASS (2008, Laurent Cantet, France)
+THE SARI SOLDIERS (2008, Julie Bridgham, Nepal)
+SOMEONE TO LOVE (1987, Henry Jaglom, USA)

Each of these films got 2 votes, or 40 %.

5.ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES (2009, Maiwenn Le Besco, France)
+CHARISMA (1999, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan)
+CORN IN PARLIAMENT: LE GENIE HELVETIQUE (2003, Jean-Stephane Bron, Switzerland)
+THE FEAST (2007, Mimmo Calopresti, Italy)
+FLICKER: A NOVEL (Theodore Roszak)
+HITLER, A FILM FROM GERMANY (1977, Hans-Juergen Syberberg, West Germany)
+MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER (1977, Ulrike Ottinger, West Germany)
+MOVING CAMERAS – OCTOBER 27 (2009, Prateep Suthathongthai, Thai video installation)
+THE PINOCHET AFFAIR (2001, Patricio Guzman, France/Chile)
+READY TO WEAR (1994, Robert Altman, USA)
+SIGNORINA EFFE (MS. F) (2007, Wilma Labate, Italy)
+S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE (2002, Rithy Panh, Cambodia)
+24 CITY (2008, Jia Zhangke, China)

Each of these films got 1 vote, or 20 %.

18.SIDA: SRI RAM? (2005, Pornrat Damrung, Thai play)
+A SLIM PEACE (2007, Yael Luttwak, Israel)
+SUDDENLY, LAST WINTER (2008, Gustav Hofer + Luca Ragazzi, Italy)

Each of these films got 0 vote.

–Another film which I like very much in this category is INTERVIEWS (2006, Brooke Andrew, A+), which interviews people from all around the world by using the same set of questions. My favorite parts in this film include the part in which a woman from Jamaica replies to the question, “Do you want to be a white person?” by saying “No, I have enough problems already,” and the part in which an old woman from Argentina talks about her family which became the victims of military dictatorship.

–A CHRONICLE OF LOVE AND PAIN (2009, Kanchat Rangseekansong) portrays the extremely serious problem of Thailand right now—how Thai people cannot tolerate different thinking. The film has four parts. My most favorite part is NO COUNTRY FOR STANDING MEN, which shows how Thai society treats people who think differently. When will this problem end? In my next life?
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