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个人觉得不能错过的大马中文电影

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前几天在脸书发的帖, 今天再补充。 希望可以与大家分享。 7部不能错过的大马中文电影。 之前都一直不知道自己的River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返也列在名单里。 因为想到被点名的都应该是院线播放了的作品。 谢谢 The Rakyat Post对本片的注意与欣赏。其实马... Posted by Edmund Yeo on  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7部不能错过的大马中文电影。 之前都一直不知道自己的 《榴莲忘返》 也列在名单里。 因为想到被点名的都应该是院线播放了的作品。 谢谢人民邮报对本片的注意与欣赏。 其实马来西亚中文电影电影还有很多不能错过的。 例如几位马来西亚新浪潮前辈们的作品。 胡明进的《大象与海》, 《遗情》, 参与康城的《虎厂》, 《The Second Life of Thieves 偷·情》 (他的作品我是当制片以及剪接, 所以推荐比较多啦!) 陈翠梅的《爱征服一切》 刘城达的《口袋里的一朵花》 林丽娟的《理发师的女儿》 (片子没预告片, 我还是分享导演另一部短片好了) 何宇恒的《太阳雨》 李添兴的《美丽的洗衣机》, 《黑夜行路》与《当我们同在一起》, 等等 这些作品都比较文艺, 节奏, 风格与一般的商业电影不一样, 但也值得去看吧。

Q and A session for WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER at CineMalaysia

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On the 30th of May, the screening of Woo Ming Jin's WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER was held right after the screening of my short films at CineMalaysia Film Festival (a film festival for Malaysian films held in Tokyo).

Q & A session for my short films screening at CineMalaysia Film Festival

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I have just spent three nights in Tokyo to attend the CineMalaysia Film Festival シネ・マレーシア , a great film festival organized in Tokyo to show Malaysian films. This was its inaugural edition. The film festival ran from the 24th to the 31st of May. I was around for the last two days.

The Films of Edward Yang

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The Taiwanese director Edward Yang had been one of my biggest influences. He died of cancer at the age of 60 exactly 5 years ago, on the 29th of June, 2007. A few filmmaker friends of mine like Ying Liang and Eva Tang had posted the video below on Facebook to mark this occasion.

10 great Father's Day films that you might not have seen

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Today is Father's Day. Happy Father's Day, dad. Dad is going to be at a TV shoot today, accompanied by Mom and my sister, it's going to be a good one. (my dad is a judge in a AMERICAN IDOL-like Chinese singing show, however, unlike idol, the contestants are restricted to 45 and above. Quite a popular show that recently turned my dad into a celebrity of sorts) Since my lifelong love for cinema was influenced by Dad, and I would never been a filmmaker if he were indifferent towards films, I think it's fitting that I try to commemorate this day by listing out a number of great Father's Day films that you might not have seen (I know I haven't). To make things simpler for me, I'm restricting this list to only Asian films . (I'll do another list if this goes well, haha)

Rest In Peace, Aunty Mak Fong 楓姨,一路好走

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Yesterday, I found out with sadness that the veteran actress Mak Fong 麦楓 had passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was 77.

WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER in Shanghai

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Back on Sunday, 12th of June, which was my second day in Shanghai. I went to the WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER screening. I was accompanied by an old friend of mine, Joey, who used to study in Tokyo and whom I met in Japanese Language classes 3 years ago. She graduated this year in March and had since returned to her hometown in Shanghai.

Heading off to the Shanghai International Film Festival 2011

I'm now at the Starbucks in KL International Airport, waiting for another half an hour to board the flight to Shanghai.

Wrapping up my Pusan Film Festival 2009 experience (part 1)

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The post-production of THE WHITE FLOWER had seriously made me insomniac (or gave me messed up sleep patterns), so aside from being able to catch a nap from 1 to 3am, I've been widely awake since then. So I decided to try to unload the remainder of photos from last month's trip at the Pusan Film Festival. I think I'll finish everything in two posts. After the screening of WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER , the rest of my days in Pusan were spent on attending functions, parties, meeting people, looking around the Asian Film Market, trying to see a film but missing it in the end (I ended up only seeing MUNDANE HISTORY at the festival, just one film in a festival! A personal low).

KINGYO screening tonight at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2009

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Don't think I've mentioned this before, but there's a screening of KINGYO tonight (and the 23rd) at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival as part of the Asian Shorts 3 program. You can read about it here .

SCREEN DAILY review of WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER

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By Darcy Paquet. Broken hearts across multiple generations make for engaging viewing in Malaysian independent film Woman on Fire Looks for Water by Woo Ming-jin. Set in a small fishing village, the work’s striking visuals and subtle dramatic touches carry the mark of a significant talent. The setting proves to be an effective backdrop for the feelings of longing and regret that make up the main narrative. Premiering officially in Pusan (after a ‘work in progress’ show at Venice), this is undoubtedly set for further festival exposure, enhancing Woo’s reputation as an up-and-coming Asian auteur. Commercial potential for this low budget work will probably be limited to small deals within Asia, however .

WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER official world premiere in Pusan International Film Festival 2009

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After the Johnnie To Master Class , I headed back to my hotel room and changed into the new suit I bought in Tokyo just days before I went to Pusan. Then immediately I went to the multiplex in Centum City where the screening was to be held. I needed to kill some time, so I went to have a look at the Shinsengae Gallery, where numerous beautiful photos of famous Korean actors and actresses were in display.

What on earth do people do at film festivals? (Cinema Online, 6th of October 2009)

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I'm flying off to Pusan this evening for the Pusan Film Festival. Tomorrow I'll be attending the premiere of WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER, the film I produced and edited. This is an interview I did with Zee of Cinema Online during my last day at the Venice Film Festival.

Colour grading WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER and exploring Samcheong-dong

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Third day in Seoul. Finally began work on the colour grading of WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER in the Digital Intermediate Lab in KOFIC. Here's Ming Jin and I 'posing' with our main actor Chung Kok Keong in the lab.

Heading to Seoul for WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER post-production

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I was sifting through the photos I took with my old camera when I found a number of production photos from WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER, a feature-length film I produced earlier this year. The film's written and directed by Woo Ming Jin. This film, financed by the Asian Cinema Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund, was shot back in March at Kuala Selangor, and after returning to Malaysia last Monday, I've spent quite a number of days finalizing its edit with Ming Jin. We will be bringing the entire film to Korea tonight for the final stages of its post-production, like colour correction and film transfer. The film shoot lasted for nearly two weeks, and because it was quite hectic, I didn't really snap any photos most of the time.

WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER shoot has ended

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The two pictures above are screencaps from the film's raw footage, haven't done any colour correcting or anything Wow, it's been a while since I've updated this blog. Despite having Internet access at Kuala Selangor, it was hard to really write about anything during a film shoot. Somehow, I just didn't seem to have the mood for it since all my attention's placed upon the film itself. The 12-day shoot took place mostly in Kuala Selangor (except the last day, when we went to the famed waterfalls at Ulu Yam instead) and was an emotional roller coaster, and an intense physical exercise. We went to the jungle, to the river, to the middle of the sea, to shoot, then we shot at a salted fish factory and also a cockle factory. I was constantly assaulted by mosquitos during mornings and evenings (insect repellants can only help that much), and was also sunburnt. It's all worth it though. Ming Jin had gone off to Tokyo last night to attend his sister-in-law&

WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER shoot begins, tentative Chinese title

Well, today's my dad's birthday, so happy birthday, dad. Too bad he's KO'd by a bad case of flu and had been sleeping the whole time in his room. I'm heading off to Kuala Selangor in a few hours for the WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKING FOR WATER shoot. The shoot will begin tomorrow, and will last until the 30th. However, there will be 2-3 days of break, so I'm looking at a 10 to 11-day shoot instead of a non-stop 14-day one. I'm quite excited, but I feel a little regretful that I have to, once again, miss ANOTHER local screening of CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY (well, if they're still screening it despite my absence) I'm not THAT elusive, but it's just unfortunate that all these tend to happen while I'm not in Malaysia, or when I have something else to deal with, like this film. I've posted on Twitter and Facebook asking for help with translating the film title, WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKING FOR WATER, into Chinese... because it is, after all, a Chinese-language

The pain of replacing an actor

An excerpt from the journal I wrote in 2006 during the making of GIRL DISCONNECTED, my student short film.

Introducing 'WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER'

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I've returned to Malaysia last night. The postproduction of my Japanese film, KINGYO, has to be postponed until April. The main reason why I'm in Malaysia right now is because I'm producing Ming Jin's new feature film, WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER (good title huh?). This is his official feature film since THE ELEPHANT AND THE SEA (KURUS and CINTA TIGA SEGI were TV movies).