“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. . .
“Our age difference is 40 years and we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 10 years. When we first met I was a little bothered with the age difference. But I liked him a lot and then I thought to myself. . .
“I really wish there were more cult films. It’s like they hardly come into existence.”
“The movie that I’ve probably seen more than any other film, is Gone with the Wind (1939) for me. It was my favorite movie growing up for some reason, which is weird because it’s basically a film that’s pro-confederacy during the civil war. . .
“As I become older, I’m beginning to notice that films do not impress me as much as before, but the film Still Alice (2014) moved me a lot. With other films, I feel that they can be quite entertaining. . .
“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. . .
“I’m a filmmaker so I there are too many films that I like. I freaking love Close Up | nemā-ye nazdīk (1990), which is an Iranian film by Abbas Kiarostami. The story is about cinephile Hossain Sabzian. . .
“I forgot the name of my favorite Bali documentary, but then again there are so many of them and I watched many different ones. Even on Youtube, you can find many documentaries about Bali which to me is the most beautiful Indonesian island province. . .
“The TV series The End of the F***ing World (2017) made a huge impression on me. The series is about James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden). He. . .
“I would definitely like to see a documentary about Amsterdam. There’s an interesting history connected to this city. Back when it first came into. . .
I once bought my bike with this strikingly green crate decorated with flowers, because I couldn’t find my bike at Amsterdam central station. I searched. . .
“We both saw the documentary Amy (2015) about Amy Winehouse. But only one of us saw the documentary of Avicii: True Stories (2017). We are both musicians and just chilling here because we haven’t seen each other in a while. We used to be in an Indie band together, which is why these type of documentaries speak to us…