representation of women

“..representation of women in Dutch cinema, it still isn’t that great..”

“I worked as the script coach for the fiction FilmLAB of CinemAsia Film Festival. I guided the FilmLAB participants from beginning to end. . .

Merantau

Merantau (2009): “..they displayed Asian characters who resembled me..”

“The first film about Indonesian martial arts that I ever watched is Merantau (2009), directed by the Scottish Gareth Evans. A very sophisticated film. . .

Devdas

Devdas (2002): “..I actually never was a fan of Shah Rukh Khan..”

“I actually never was a fan of Devdas (2002) actor Shah Rukh Khan, which is a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But in 2002 I was forced by my cousin. . .

Tumbbad

Tumbbad (2018): “..with greed, nobody really wins in the end..”

“Tumbbad (2018) is basically a cautionary tale about greed and how it’s inherited and passed on within a vicious circle that goes on for many generations. . .

The Looming Storm

The Looming Storm (2017): “..things might not always go your way..”

“The main character in The Looming Storm (2017) whose name is Yu Guowei (Yihong Duan) is a security guard at a Chinese state factory in the Ghunan. . .

A Boy and Sungreen

A Boy and Sungreen | 보희와 녹양 (2018): “..cute and sweet depiction of characters..”

“A Boy and Sungreen | 보희와 녹양 (2018) is a Korean light comedy-drama film about a teenager boy, Bo-hee (Ahn Ji-ho), who finds out that his father is still. . .

Cek Toko Sebelah

Cek Toko Sebelah (2018): “..generational differences between young and old..”

“Cek Toko Sebelah (2018), which means ‘Check out the store next door’ is a light comedy film that tells the story of an Indonesian family from which the. . .

Run to the Beach

Run to the Beach | Kulari ke Pantai (2018): “..the film has a lovely message..”

“Run to the Beach (2018) is an Indonesian children’s film, about two girls, Sam and Happy (Maisha Kanna and Lil’li Latisha) who are cousins of each other. . .

Home Alone 2

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: “..I was a little bit ‘home alone..”

“I have a personal connection with Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) which for most people is overtly associated with Christmas, but for me it goes even beyond that. . .

Scrubs

Scrubs (2001): “..Humor is honestly the most important way of dealing with subjects..”

“When I was a kid I used to like the TV series Scrubs (2001). I still think it’s a great show. I saw myself like the main character J.D. doctor John Dorian (Zach Braff). . .

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939): “..it’s about the resourcefulness when there is no other option..”

“The movie that I’ve probably seen more than any other film, is Gone with the Wind (1939) for me. It was my favorite movie growing up for some reason, which is weird because it’s basically a film that’s pro-confederacy during the civil war. . .

Still Alice

Still Alice (2014): “..perfectly portrays what Alzheimer does with a person..”

“As I become older, I’m beginning to notice that films do not impress me as much as before, but the film Still Alice (2014) moved me a lot. With other films, I feel that they can be quite entertaining. . .