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15 Best Asian Films of the Decade

3 Dec

 December 2nd, 2009–

With  2010 looming before us, it feels a little surprising to realize a decade has come and gone. And in that time we have had quite a run at the movies. For every week until New Year’s Day, I’ll be putting up a 15 best of the Decade, culminating with an overall ‘Best of’ list. Before that, I’ve picked a few categories that are specialized enough that I felt they were short-changed by one overarching list. Today, we begin with a venue near and dear to my heart: Asian cinema. Continue reading

Haneke’s ‘White Ribbon’ and Park’s vamp-centric ‘Thirst’ among the winners at Cannes ’09

25 May
Chan-Wook Park's vampire film Thirst ties for Cannes Jury Prize

Chan-Wook Park's vampire film Thirst ties for Cannes Jury Prize

 May 25th, 2009-

The Cannes Film Festival drew to a close yesterday, and the results for films competing in the offficial competition have been announced. Among them are Oldboy director Chan Wook-Park’s film ‘Thirst’, about a Korean priest who becomes a vampire in the wake of a failed medical experiment and Michael Haneke’s new film ‘White Ribbon’, a black and white drama taking place in a german village on the eve of the first World War. ‘Ribbon’ won  the big prize of the Palme d’ Or and Thirst shared the Jury prize with Andrea Arnold’s ‘Fish-Tank’. You can read the whole story over at Variety HERE.