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River of Exploding Durians - Trailer 【榴梿忘返】 预告片

《榴槤忘返》主要讲述一群中六生面对即将袭来的稀土厂一阵慌乱,人生产生了变化之余,在反对稀土厂的过程中,这群学生产生革命情感和一些单纯的爱慕情怀。A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling for the soul of their hometown. Based on real-life events, River of Exploding Durians is a sweeping tale of Malaysian history and its youth, where people are enveloped by politics and sadness while searching for love. #riverofexplodingduriansStarring: Zhu Zhi-Ying 朱芷瑩, Koe Shern 高圣, Daphne Low, Joey 梁祖仪Written, directed and edited by Edmund YeoProduced by Woo Ming Jin and Edmund Yeo Executive producer: Eric YeoDirector of Photography: Kong PahurakProduction designer: Edward Yu Chee BoonMake-up and wardrobe: Kay WongSound: Minimal Yossy PrapapanMusic: Woan Foong Wong

Posted by River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返 on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rest in peace, Kaneto Shindo

The Japanese director Kaneto Shindo passed away yesterday at the age of 100.

I remember him most clearly from the closing ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2010. That day, he received the Best Director award for his very last film POSTCARDS. During his acceptance speech, the then 98-year-old director would announce his retirement from filmmaking.

Kaneto Shindo speaks


I actually managed to catch his speech on video.




That, along with TIGER FACTORY receiving the special jury mention, were among the most memorable moments of the ceremony for me. That was also the closest I've ever gotten to this .

Reading about his death, I could only immediately remember that moment again.

I tried to look at his filmography to see whether I have seen any of his films. Sadly, and to my shock, I haven't seen any. His two most well-known films had been THE NAKED ISLAND or ONIBABA.

I am going to rectify this immediately by watching THE NAKED ISLAND now, in his honour. Rest in peace, Kaneto Shindo. How awesome it is, to be able to make films until you were almost a hundred years old.
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