Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire was a powerful piece of work that cemented her position as a bona fide artist. I am sure many, who were paying extensive attention to her career progression since then, expected her to set her sights on something bigger as her follow-up to her 2019 film. Yet, Sciamma’s new film, Petite Maman, is anything but bigger. Although Petite Maman is minuscule in scale, especially compared to Lady on Fire, it is a…
As a born and bred Singaporean, I can attest that unlike previous horrid depictions of Singapore, Singapore isn’t filled with “Crazy Rich Asians”. The glitz and glamour is present but only to the rich elite which does not represent the majority. In fact, if anything, “A Land Imagined” shows us this very fact and the film is a nothing short of a cinematic achievement for Singapore.
Singapore is a powerful and rich country with leading prospects in almost all industries,…
There is little doubt that Korean film director, Bong Joon-Ho, has already cemented his name among the great modern film directors of Asia. Many of his films do not fit into a particular genre and are often labelled as unclassifiable. An unclassifiable bunch of wonders that are filled with genuinely constructed stories and brazenly expressed themes. Only a few directors manage to scream out their themes as loud as their plot. Bong is one of them.
From aggressively haunting films…