Paris has many charms, some obvious, others more hidden from the plain eyesight. But a keen eye is a happy eye, as it might not miss the event that causes queues in Forum des imges, the 2nd and 3rd week of September. This year, it is 23rd time for L'Étrange Festival to open its gate. In a way, its (hi)story is a story of love, passion and a bit of stubbornness, as it happens with most film festivals.
At the 22nd L'Étrange festival in Paris (7-18 September, 2016), I got the chance to interview Adam Tsuei, who came to the festival not as the producer of You Are the Apple of My Eye, Café. Waiting. Love. or Tiny Times and Tiny Times 2.0, but as first-time director of The Tenants Downstairs.
Founded by Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne in 1995, festival also known as FICA Vesoul takes for its aim discovering, introducing and promoting cinemas of Asia, and does it bravely. Taking place from 7th to 14th February its program definitely is bigger on the inside.
With the first cinematic appearance in 1954, the most popular (dai)kaiju celebrated its 31st film in 2016. Brought to life by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, Shin Godzilla already managed to become both, a box office sensation, and a face palm galore motivator. Here is, why I enjoyed it.
Three young directors joined forces and terrific thing happened. Notes on Trivisa, a movie that lingers on your mind.
Brief notes on Seoul Station and Train to Busan, and why they matter. Here's where the notes on The Priests and The Wailing continue.
Brief notes on The Priests and The Wailing, and why they matter.
Bastian Meiresonne came to ART FILM FEST 2015 to introduce his documentary Garuda Power - The Spirit Within and to answer some questions.