Asaad

Asaad

I especially like documentaries

Favorite films

  • Sans Soleil
  • Tokyo Story
  • Love & Revenge
  • The Living World

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  • A Queer Story

    ★★★★

  • Lan Yu

    ★★★½

  • Voices of Orchid Island

    ★★★★½

  • Zodiac Killers

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  • Voices of Orchid Island

    Voices of Orchid Island

    ★★★★½

    I like! I was planning to follow Hu Tai-Li's documentaries for a long while. In the first sequence, Hu Tai-Li is filmed sitting with the native residents of the Orchid Island, she introduces herself as an anthropologist and lets us hear some reactions from the residents on the overwhelming presence of researchers, tourists, and media on their islands. I thought it was an intelligent way to start an ethnographic documentary; preparing your viewers to the material of the footage, warning that your presence, although behind a screen, can be invasive.

  • Made in Britain

    Made in Britain

    amazing

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  • Guns of the Trees

    Guns of the Trees

    ★★★★★

    The debut of all debuts. At the beginning, Jonas declares that it's an unfinished piece of film, and I know that it will always be unfinished no matter how complete it was, because it extends into me.

    "The state of happiness is when you’re with friends and you have food and good conversation and lifted voices and you drink and eventually, where I come from, we sing and dance. It’s an intense moment of existence. There are many people who…

  • Four Seasons: Natsuko

    Four Seasons: Natsuko

    ★★★★½

    "Let's sit down here, my dearest,
    Look and see how much I care.
    I will listen to the tempest
    Under your submissive stare.

    All this golden vegetation
    And this fair lock of hair,
    They have come just like salvation
    Of the loafer free of care.

    Long ago I left my village
    With the blooming fields and thicket,
    Tempted by the city image
    And the life of fame, so wicked.

    So I buried in oblivion
    Orchard, summer I enjoyed
    Where I, to the frogs' singing,
    Raised myself to be a poet."

    - Sergei Yesenin, 1923

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