Atlantique (2019) is a mysteriously wonderful film that tells the coming of age story of a young woman whose desire it is to follow her heart and choose for the freedom to make her own decisions and her independence. But also the story of how unfair the world can be when it comes to corruption amongst the rich exploiting the ones who do everything to make ends meet. . .
Author: Feargal Agard
Filmrecensie: Atlantique | Atlantics (2019); Cannes Film Festival | Regisseur: Mati Diop
Beoordeling: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 5/5. Atlantique (2019) is een mysterieus wonderlijke film die het coming of age-verhaal vertelt van een jonge vrouw wiens verlangen het is om haar hart te. . .
This is where I leave you (2014): “..family can make you go crazy, but you also love them immensely!..”
“This is where I leave you (2014) is about a father who passes away and his now-adult children are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week with family and friends. It’s basically a comedy version of how a family can be put together. . .
Film Review: Mrs. Noisy | ミセス・ノイズィ(2019); Dir.: Chihiro Amano | CinemAsia Film Festival 2020
During the premiere of the comedy film Mrs. Noisy | ミ セ ス ・ ノ イ ズ (2019), which was shown during CinemAsia Film Festival 2020, I just laughed and sympathized with the main characters of the story. The film brought tears of joy and sorrow to my eyes. At the same time, Mrs. Noisy evoked many emotions and gave me new insights of life itself. . .
Rocky (1976): “..I ask film investors, are you ready to lose your money?..”
“Rocky Balboa films inspired me to make movies. It started with the first Rocky (1976) film, directed by John G. Avildsen. It’s about a boxer played by Sylvester Stalone who gets the opportunity to participate in the world heavyweight championship. . .
Mahjong | 麻将 (1996): “..What I find remarkable about Edward Yang’s films..”
“I extremely like the Taiwanese film Mahjong (1996) by Edward Yang, which has nothing to do with the tile-based game at all. It’s actually about a missing businessman who owes money to an underworld gang and his son who is the leader of a youth gang. . .
A Better Tomorrow | 英雄本色 (1986): “..martial arts was never my thing, but I love films by John Woo..”
“A film that stands out for me is A Better Tomorrow (1986) which has been directed by John Woo. The story itself is about an ex-gangster who tries to reconcile with his brother, but he has difficulties breaking ties with his former gang. . .
“..Sitges during Gay Pride … You are in charge of your own body..”
“About a year ago I was on holiday in Sitges during Gay Pride. I met a nice man and we had chemistry between us. We went out dancing and drinking, etc. Finally, we went to his hotel room and we had sex. It was not all the way, but we kissed and had oral sex, but I didn’t want to continue. . .
The Prestige (2006): “..Thanks to weed and freaking Christian Bale!..”
“I have a funny story to tell about how The Prestige (2006) changed my life. Years back I used to be a sports guy. I always played football, basketball and I participated with MMA I excelled in all of that. . .
Darunee: “..a personal and very important mission to make these invisible stories visible!..”
“Being queer as an Asian is a taboo even though there is progress in many countries in Asia, but I still think that especially among immigrant communities it’s still a very big deal and a difficult topic to talk about. . .
BeyonG: “..Because there’s nothing better than being yourself..”
“I am BeyonG, I’m 32 years old and I’m a transwoman of color. There is nothing better in this world than to accept yourself for who you are. It has been quite a journey for me to discover myself and in fact. . .
Caribbean voices | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.
Film director Frank Zichem has just returned to the Netherlands after three weeks of filming on Bonaire when we meet. Because despite being seventy-four years of age, the documentary maker born in Suriname is still fully engaged in portraying injustice and situations that he believes need to be changed. . . .