!f Istanbul Film Festival 2009

My suggestions for the !f Istanbul Film Festival:

The full list of things I want to see is here. I'll just mention the two films that are crucial to me:

Stories On Human Rights has shorts by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (the director of Worldy Desires, Syndromes and a Century) and Jia Zhang Ke (the director of Still Life). Two film-makers who have a profound sense of joy, humour, and awareness in their films.

One of the parts in Tokyo! (called Shaking Tokyo) is by Bong Joon-Ho. The use of architecture and light in his The Host was astounding.

I hope to discover other great film-makers in one of the short-film screening...


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