Films and documentaries
Posted on April 27, 2013 by Rebecca
Taiwanese cinema enjoyed its peak from the early 80s until mid 90s. This was the New Wave and second New Wave period during which many talented directors made their marks. Apart from the art house cinema's favourite, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, there are also Wu Nien-jen, Tsai Ming-liang,now the most famous Taiwanese director, Ang [...]
Posted on February 4, 2013 by Rebecca
This blog entry actually coincides with my trip to Japan... the land of sushi!
The variety of sushi USB in Japan...
I remember the days when many English people would cringe at the thought of eating raw fish, but those days were long gone and now sushi has become so popular that it would [...]
Posted on January 28, 2013 by Rebecca
The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
I have heard of the eccentric British artist, Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is within the Camden Borough but not actually in Camden) [...]
Posted on October 25, 2012 by Rebecca
I am a huge fan of world cinema and documentaries, but it's never easy to pick just a few from the long list at the London film festival. I usually would pick out the ones that are 'least' likely to get distributed here, hence I never pick the popular choices.
It is always [...]
Posted on July 24, 2012 by Rebecca
Since the ICA would be closed during the Olympics, I decided to do a mini documentaries marathon, seeing three documentaries in 2 days... I have been more ambitious before but ended up feeling nausea afterwards, so I have learned not to overdo it.
Marina Abramovic: The artist is present
This is an engaging, spiritual [...]
Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rebecca
I don't know how to describe renowned Korean director, Kim Ki-Duk's new docudrama, it is weird, fascinating, boring, humorous, experimental, self-indulgent, self-critical, meditative and intense all at the same time! How can a film be all of the above? Well, here we go, and it even won the 'Prix Un Certain Regard [...]
Posted on April 18, 2012 by Rebecca
You don't have to be a tango dancer to appreciate this sensual and elegant dance, and I am talking about Argentinian tango, not the dramatic ballroom or 'Strictly come dancing' style. A lot of people get confused with the two as they still have this idea of women dancing with roses in [...]
Posted on April 4, 2012 by Rebecca
I first encountered Iranian cinema around the mid 90s, and I found myself being mesmerised by films from directors like Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaaf, and Jafar Panahi. Panahi's "The White balloon" in particular, left a very strong impression on me. I liked the simplicity and humanity of the story, which has a [...]
Posted on March 25, 2012 by Rebecca
I hope that my blog title will not attract the wrong crowd thinking that this is a porn site! It's actually about a documentary that I saw at the Human Rights Watch film festival currently showing in London.
Before launching the website, I found the whole idea of social media quite daunting. Little [...]
Posted on February 28, 2012 by Rebecca
In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955
I used to hang out at the ICA when I was an art student many years ago. It was the 'IT' place for 'cool' art and art house films, I even remember seeing Derek Jarman's film for the first time there. I don't remember when [...]
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