“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. . .
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. . .
“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 (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 (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. . .
As from March 1st, you’ll be able to read stories from filmLAB participants and CinemAsia Film Festival involvees. Save the date March 5th till 10th. . .