I was randomly browsing Kickstarter when I found this interesting project by Terry Dawes about the popularity of Anne of Green Gables in Japan. I’ve never read the book or seen the TV adaptation but have been aware of this character for a long time but know little about her so it comes as a surprise to me that this character is popular in Japan.
Not really related to films but interesting nonetheless. Check out the article link.
Jerry Liu has a youtube channel with some interesting and fun videos that usually involve interacting with public, like asking questions or pranks and other stuff. I received a link to on a while back but had missed it originally in my inbox.
Cinema du Parc will be presenting the Vietnamese documentary film Ba Noi on February 6 at 7pm. The director will be in attendance.
Khoa Lê (Montreal based filmmaker) chronicles his trip to Vietnam, visiting his remote family for the end of the year festivities. Places and faces, both familiar and foreign, the said and the unsaid. Time has passed, miles too. With the colorful personality of the grandmother, portrait and self-portrait mingle with much humor and emotion. Little by little, the individual quest turns into a sensory experience, through a dreamlike mosaic of kinship, memory and identity.
Passion River Films will be releasing The Wedding Palace on DVD on Tuesday, January 7. It’s a romantic comedy about a Korean-American family directed by Christine Yoo and starring Brian Tee and Kang Hye-Jung.
You can find out more about the DVD release on: http://www.passionriver.com/wedding-palace.html
This is certainly an interesting listen. A rock song played with a traditional Chinese instrument. The player is Michelle Kwan from Vancouver.
Wonho Chung actually has a show in Montreal in August but I literally discovered the flyers like the day after, not that I understand Arabic at all but it would’ve been pretty interesting to watch. Although he does speak five languages including English and seems to pepper his Arabic standup with some English. Wonho is ethnically half-Korean, half Vietnamese and was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in Jordan.