Limitless Cinema in Broken English

November 26, 2009

I FORGOT THE TITLE AND FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT ARE THE WINNERS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:42 pm

My poll 68 ended with 9 votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE GREAT FILMS WERE SHOWN IN THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK 2009. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.I FORGOT THE TITLE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, Italy)
+FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT (2009, Sherman Ong, Singapore)

Each of them got 5 votes, or 55 %.

3.A LAKE (2008, Philippe Grandrieux, France)
+A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE (2009, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

Each of them got 4 votes, or 44 %.

5.JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000 (1976, Alain Tanner, Switzerland)
+GREEN ROCKING CHAIR (2008, Roxlee, Philippines)
+THEY ALL LIE (2009, Matias Pineiro, Argentina)
+GULABI TALKIES (2008, Girish Kasaravalli, India)

Each of them got 3 votes, or 33 %.

9.LETTER TO A CHILD (2008, Vlado Skafar, Slovenia)
+THE WET SEASON (2008, Brigid McCaffrey & Ben Russell, Suriname)
+BLOCK B (2008, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia)
+COLORS OF OUR HEARTS (2009, Supamok Silarak, Thailand)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 22 %.

13.A VIRUS IN THE CITY (2008, Cedric Venail, France)
+SHANGHAI, WAITING FOR PARADISE (2007, Sylvie Levey, China, documentary)
+THE RAT HERB (2009, Julio Bressane, Brazil)
+UPRISE (2008, Sandro Aguilar, Portugal)
+THE LAST BUS (2008, Maria Hengge, Germany/Austria)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 11 %.

18.BAD BOYS CELL 425 (2009, Janusz Mrozowski, Poland)
+TO DIE LIKE A MAN (2009, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal)
+RECONSIDERING “THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA” BY LEWIS BALTZ, 1974 (2009, Mario Pfeiffer, USA)

Each of them got 0 vote.

Filmsick wrote about his favorite things in the festival here:
http://filmsick.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/summary-7th-wffbkk/

Filmsick wrote in Thai about I FORGOT THE TITLE here:
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20091122/i-forgot-the-title-christelle-lheureux-2009-italy-france

Wise Kwai wrote more about the festival here:
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/11/wffbkk-09-final-notes.html

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My ten favorite scenes in the World Film Festival of Bangkok 2009:

1.Glimpses of a body walking in darkness – A LAKE (2008, Philippe Grandrieux, A+)

2.Characters sit still in the forest at night, while a song is played – TO DIE LIKE A MAN (2009, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, A+)

3.An old couple who are having a meal refuse to give some money to the heroines – MESSIDOR (1979, Alain Tanner, A+)

4.The talking about the Jakarta riot in 1998 – FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT (2009, Sherman Ong, A+)

5.A female friend of the heroine talks about a mad man, and becomes mad herself by saying something repeatedly for a long time – THE TALE OF THE DEVIL’S HILL AND ENDLESS SEARCH FOR FREEDOM (2009, Keren Cytter, A+)

6.The ending of MILK (2008, Semih Kaplanoglu, A+)

7.Two little sisters slap the face of each other – THE KOREAN WEDDING CHEST (2009, Ulrike Ottinger, A+)

8.The heroine closes the window when she thinks the hero has left her — IN THE WHITE CITY (1983, Alain Tanner, A+)

9.The woman blows a bubble gum and laughs, distracting the man who is narrating THE BIRDS — A MISCHIEVOUS SMILE LIGHTS UP HER FACE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, France, A+)

10.The shouting scene in A VIRUS IN THE CITY (2008, Cedric Venail, A+)

 

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