Sunday, October 30, 2011

Amour Legende

The story is about a couple from Taiwan travelling around a foreign island with Spanish speaking inhabitants. The guy has forgotten about the past and relies on his partner to guide him along.

Liked the interesting flashbacks but was confused about many other parts of the film!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011


The story is about the reunion of two childhood friends when one of them took a long break from work and returned back from Seoul to her home town on an island.

Watched "Io Island" by Kim Ki Young prior to this, so I was prepared for the strange behaviour of the people living on the island! Liked how the director let the audience slowly piece together what happened in the past themselves.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The story is about two friends chatting about their encounters in the city.

Liked the interesting plot and how everything came together so nicely! The various girlfriends looked quite pretty too!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Perestroika

This is a documentary about a handful of middle-aged Russians explaining the impact of Perestroika on their lives.

Liked the old black and white footages of the children! Thought the girls looked quite cute with the gigantic ribbons on their head! The songs were nice too!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Images of Singapore from French Television 1964-1973

This consisted of several French short documentaries on Singapore shortly after becoming part of Malaysia.

Liked the footages of old Chinatown and depiction of what people liked to do during that era such as watching Chinese Opera in the streets! Didn't know even small children were interested in it back then!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fear and Trembling

The story is about the working life of a Belgian woman in a Japanese company.

Liked how humor was used to introduce us to Japan's working culture that is highly hierarchical! The reference to "Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence" was interesting too!

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Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Red Lantern

The story is about how a Eurasian girl who was born out of wedlock in China decided to take part in the Boxer Revolution to fight against the foreigners.

Liked the interesting plot and the dramatic acting!

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Impressions of Asia from Early French Cinema 1897-1933

This consisted of several short films about Asia.

Liked the first segment of films with special effects especially the one with the Japanese Acrobats! The street scenes of Singapore in the early 20s was interesting to watch too!

Saturday, October 01, 2011


This is a story based on the life and works of Yoshihiro Tatsumi who is a famous Japanese comic writer.

Liked the interesting study into human psychology in the short stories! Also liked how the film showed the comic writer in person at work towards the end!

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