vendredi 10 juillet 2009

Unmade Beds by Alexis Dos Santos

Paris Film Festival - Unmade Beds directed by Alexis Dos Santos

jeudi 9 juillet 2009

The Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train is a horror movie directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. It is based on a short story written by Clive Barker. 

mardi 7 juillet 2009

Sell Out - Funny Malaysian movie

Sell Out is a very funny and cynical Malaysian movie by Yeo Joon Han. I saw it at the Paris Film Festival. Recommended.

lundi 6 juillet 2009

Jiro Taniguchi - Fuyu no dōbutsuen

Jiro Taniguchi was at Fnac Montparnasse to introduce his new manga 'Fuyu no dôbutsuen'.
He was quite intimidated by the fans but took the time to answer all questions. He talked about his life and the movie adaptation of his famous manga 'Haruka-na machi e'  (a town far away) by Sam Gabarski.
A dedication session followed. Very friendly Mangaka.

dimanche 5 juillet 2009

AKB 48 - Japan Expo 2009 - More photos

AKB 48 again ! These are photos from my video footage taken at the Japan Expo 2009.
Enjoy !

Tsai Ming Liang - Master Class

Tsai Ming Liang at the Paris Film Festival. He directed "The Wayward Cloud" which won an award at the Berlin International Film Festival. He talked about his childhood and how he began to be  interested in movie making. He was born in Maleysia and went to Taiwan  in order to study Drama. He got his first cinema related job when a studio searched for a trainee while he was attending the university. He was influenced by the French directors of "Nouvelle Vague" (Truffaut), the German directors - Fassbinder, Fritz Lang and also the Swedish born director Bergman. He was very concerned by the lack of interest in Taiwanese movies. He's been selling  tickets for his own movies on the street, at universities, ...

I watched 'The Wayward Cloud" on TV a few months ago. It's rather an unusual movie full of erotic and weird scenes.