Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding (2001): “..where it’s necessary to wear different masks..”

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. . .

Kakekomi

Kakekomi (2002): “.. I left the cinema theatre .. with a retirement goal..”

“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. . .

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). . .