It's clear that Tarantino wants to relieve the tension of "real slave violence" in his movie with the happy, all-out shooting spree by Django in the last third of the film. But Schultz's death reveals that the film is really about Schultz's moral dilemma, regardless of the title, regardless of artful shoots of blood bursting through images of whiteness.
Inspired by the New York Times acclaimed book of the same name, Yung Chang's documentary The Fruit Hunters is a delicious journey through space and time. Chang (director of Up The Yangtze and China Heavyweight) introduces us to a handful of fruit obsessed adventurers who guide us through a world of fruit beyond the grocery store.
Twenty shorts from 10 emerging and 10 veteran Taiwanese filmmakers—10+10 is a must see!
What you get from this exploratory film is something unexpected. What starts as a look into the creepy nature of men targeting Asian women for companionship turns into the real life reality of two people from different worlds trying to make it work with each other.
What image do you get when you listen to ukulele music? Don Ho? Luaus? Kitschy American movies? Your ideas of ukulele music will be blown away after watching this documentary on Jake Shimabukuro. This documentary was directed by Tadashi Nakamura and profiles Shimabukuro's rise from ukulele prodigy to internationally touring artist.
Part psychological thriller, part philosophical consideration, A Fish's sparse exposition only emphasizes how much of the story is expressed with elements other than dialogue, foregrounding the actors' slightest expressions, the editing, the special effects, and the incredible sound.
People's Park, which has its North American premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival this month, is set in the vibrant People's Park in Chengdu, Sichuan. In this documentary, American directors J.P. Sniadecki and Libbie Cohn transport the audience to Southern China on a sunny Saturday in July.
In Wolf Children, a daughter narrates the story of her unusual family history, revealing a tale fraught with the themes of familial loyalty and self-realization.
Prison Dancer is a mockumentary that deploys security camera footage, interviews, and music video direction to show the individual dramas of four prison inmates.
I was glad to have taken a meditative swim after watching this film. As my arms methodically dove and pushed through the water, I thought about the film that I had just watched. I had been anticipating this film with a quiet sense of dread. For me, this was about pushing myself out of my cinema comfort zone (usually occupied by documentaries and animated movies) and the film did not disappoint.
Don't let the title trick you—First Time includes all the details that build and sustain a relationship, rather than obsessively culminating into a sex scene (of which there is only an implication, but not the slightest confirmation).
I didn't quite know what to expect entering the screening of Together, but in the end I found myself pleasantly surprised. Together is lively and humorous, but perhaps even more so, heart-felt and thoughtful.
Lars, Philip and Jozef are three very typical young Belgian men. They hang out, annoy their siblings, and fantasize about girls. Yet two things set them apart from the rest of their peers: they all have physical disabilities, and they're all crazy for wine.
This Ain't California is officially labeled a documentary, but, much like the skaters the film follows, it pushes all boundaries. Part doc, part found footage mashup, part reenactment, the film reflects Perisel's previous work in music videos and commercials with brilliant results.
RAIFF 2012 | The Fruit Hunters by Yung Chang
RAIFF 2012 | 10+10
RAIFF 2012 | Seeking Asian Female
RAIFF 2012 | Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
RAIFF 2012 | A Fish
RAIFF 2012 | People's Park
RAIFF 2012 | Wolf Children
RAIFF 2012 | Prison Dancer
RAIFF 2012 | Egg and Stone
RAIFF 2012 | First Time
VIFF 2012 | Together
VIFF 2012 | Come As You Are
VIFF 2012 | This Ain't California
VIFF 2012 | Midnight's Children
VIFF 2012 | Bitter Seeds
VIFF 2012 | People's Park
VIFF 2012 | Nameless Gangster
VIFF 2012 | We Were Children
VIFF 2012 | I Carried You Home
VIFF 2012 | Riko
VIFF 2012 | Violeta Went to Heaven
VIFF 2012 | Lou Harrison: A World of Music
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VIFF 2012 | Beautiful 2012 (Meihao 2012)
VIFF 2012 | Key of Life
VIFF 2012 | Like Someone in Love
VIFF 2012 | The World Before Her
VIFF 2012 | Sleepless Night
VIFF 2012 | The Unlikely Girl
VIFF 2012 | Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses
VIFF 2012 | White Night
VIFF 2012 | McDull: The Pork of Music
VIFF 2012 | Raising Resistance
VIFF 2012 | Jesus Hospital
VIFF 2012 | 10 + 10
VIFF 2012 | Dreams for Sale
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VWIFF 2012 | Hopes, Dreams & Schemes
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Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival | Manori's Picks
Profile on Lily Eng: Reel Asian Canadian Woman Warrior
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Black Field | 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival
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RAIFF 2010 | SUITE SUITE CHINATOWN
RAIFF 2010 | THE MOUNTAIN THIEF
Redress Remix Dialogue and World Premier | VAFF 2010 | Sunday Nov 7 2010
Vancouver Short Film Festival's Emerging Filmmaker Screening
Vancouver Short Film Festival | Oct 28-29, 2010
VIFF 2010 | Sawako Decides
11th Annual ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
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