Dead Poets Society

15th Humans of Film Amsterdam column story in ‘De Film Krant’: Dead Poets Society (1989).

“Dead Poets Society (1989) is een film die me in mijn hart raakt, omdat het mij inspireerde om mijn talenten te gebruiken en mijn dromen na te jagen. Robin Williams speelt een leraar op een kostschool die zijn studenten poëzie, literatuur en morelen leert om een kritische geest te vormen en om oppervlakkige kennis te overtreffen. . .

The Wolves of the East

The Wolves of the East | Higashi no Ohkami (2018): “.. I could really empathize .. not that I have ever hunted..”

“What a beautiful film. I really thought The Wolves of the East | Higashi no Ohkami (2018) was a beautiful film. The story of the film made me think of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dersu Uzala. . .

Ri Chang Dui Hua | Small Talk

Ri Chang Dui Hua | Small Talk (2016): “..I haven’t been able to go to school in Taiwan..”

Ri Chang Dui Hua | Small Talk (2016): “My mother, my sister and I left my father’s home to start a better life without him when I was ten years old. Because of this, I haven’t been able to go to school in Taiwan. The education that I did receive was mostly from work, great people I met during my upbringing. . .

André Kloer

CinemAsia Film Festival 2018 Interview ENG: André Kloer.

“I am André Kloer and I studied Dutch literature. Because I went into journalism I ended up at Het Financieele Dagblad with the video editorial department. I really wanted to start working with film right away. I often involved myself with film during my studies, so it’s not really ‘out of the blue’. . .

André Kloer

CinemAsia Film Festival 2018 Interview NL: André Kloer.

Ik ben André Kloer en ik heb Nederlandse literatuur gestudeerd. Doordat ik een journalistieke richting opging kwam ik bij het Financieel Dagblad terecht bij de video redactie. Ik wilde eigenlijk direct met film aan de slag. Ik ben tijdens mijn studie vaker die richting op geweest dus het is echt niet out of the blue…

Deepti Rao

CinemAsia Film Festival Interview ENG: Deepti Rao.

“I am Deepti Rao and I am a filmmaker from South India focusing on short fiction and documentary films. I began my film career as an assistant director on a big budget advertising film in Bombay after which I studied at the Prague Film School where I specialized in screenwriting. . .

Deepti Rao

CinemAsia Film Festival Interview NL: Deepti Rao.

“Ik ben Deepti Rao en ik ben een filmmaker uit Zuid-India die focust op korte fictie en documentaire films. Ik begon mijn filmcarrière als assistent-regisseur voor een grote budget reclamefilm in Bombay. Daarna studeerde ik aan de Praagse filmschool waar ik mij specialiseerde in scenarioschrijven. . .

Bad Genius | Chalard Games Goeng

Film Review: Bad Genius | Chalard Games Goeng (2017); Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 5/5. Bad Genius | Chalard Games Goeng is a thrilling rollercoaster experience of university admission tests and mathematics. No film in a long time has made me root so much for the main character and feel the adrenaline that the main character must have felt during her nerve-wracking experiences. It’s crazy good! . . .

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (2000): “..unspoken love, time as a perishable reality..”

“I love Wong Kar-Wai films. I have seen most of his films and I know so much about them, but the one film that stands out the most is In the Mood for Love (2000). Because it is the one film that displays his reoccurring themes in the best way. . .

Reprise

Reprise (2006): “..it is hard not to constantly compare yourself to others..”

I re-watched Reprise (2006) recently and there was a lot that I could identify with. The film is about two young aspiring authors who submit their works to publishing houses at the same time, one of them finds success while the other doesn’t. . . .

Small Talk

Film Review: Small Talk | Ri Chang Dui Hua (2016).

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 5/5. Such a compassionate documentary film! Small Talk | Ri Chang Dui Hua (2016) is the story of a daughter who wants to break through the thick wall that her lesbian mother has build around her. . . .

Passage of Life

Film Review: Passage of Life (2017); Director Akio Fujimoto.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. What a lovely film! Passage of Life (2017) is a reminder of a world we know off, but unfortunately many people do not wish to acknowledge or wish to see it. Refugees and immigrants is a constant reoccuring topic, but nowadays it might be even more important than ever before. . .