Golden Horse Award winner Anthony Chen’s artistry shines through in his sophomore film and in the painstaking way he develops characters.
Ng uses food as a way to frame and tell stories of people from all walks of life, from migrant workers, to home cooks, and even a food scientist.
"Stand By Me" bills itself as a refreshing take on the romantic comedy, but it hits many of the beats seen in other films in the genre.
We are sitting in a room in The Arts House, an oasis of calm and coolness in comparison to the sweltering heat outside, and Yeo Siew Hua is explaining how it took him two years of spending time with migrant workers before he felt comfortable enough to feature them in his award-winning film, A Land Imagined. A Land Imagined (which is on Netflix, by the way) tells the story of a police investigator tasked with finding a missing migrant worker, and the film interweaves themes of human connection, alienation and migrant issues. It won international acclaim at film festivals, most notably clinching the Golden Leopard Grand Prize at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018.
Ricky Gervais is massive in the Philippines. Well it’s the 1983 debut single of a hot New Wave band called Seona Dancing comprised of a svelte, young Reading native called Ricky and his friend Bill Macrae. Formed by the star during his final year at University College London (UCL), the duo were signed to London Records with hopes of being the next big synth pop hope.