“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. . .
“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. . .
“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. . .