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. . . .
Filmregisseur Frank Zichem is net weer terug in Nederland na drie weken filmen op Bonaire, wanneer we elkaar spreken. Want ondanks zijn vierenzeventigjarige leeftijd is de in Suriname geboren documentairemaker. . .
“Next to my studies, I play a part in ‘Homonologues’. Which is an acting performance about love and sexuality that we act out right in front of a class at high schools. . .
Elio Heres: “If you aren’t yourself, then who are you? That is my message. My wish is that everyone in the Netherlands, and the world for that matter, will think about that. . .
“Welcome (2009) is a French movie and it tells the story of a young Iraqi-Kurd refugee, Bilal Kayani (Firat Ayverdi), who dreams to cross the English Channel from Calais, France to the UK. Hoping to be reunited with his girlfriend Mina (Derya Ayverdi) who’s already settled down in England with her family. . .
I saw Monsoon Wedding (2001) by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, a while ago when I was living in New York and interning for a Dutch journalist, Max Westerman. . .
“The reason why Kakekomi (2015) is dear to me is that the director Masato Harada was present at Eigasai 2016, a Japanese film festival that I went to. . .
“I worked as the script coach for the fiction FilmLAB of CinemAsia Film Festival. I guided the FilmLAB participants from beginning to end. . .
“The first film about Indonesian martial arts that I ever watched is Merantau (2009), directed by the Scottish Gareth Evans. A very sophisticated film. . .
“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 (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 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. . .