For film fans in Calgary, the list of films in the 2008 Calgary International Film Festival (Sept 19 – 28) is finally up. In the following days before the festival, I will be spending some time in picking a few films to watch. I will try to recommend a few films to you as well. To me, it is important to check out a wide selection of films. If you haven’t seen fun a really badly-made film or two, that means you are probably missing out on some really good ones as well. I hope you will enjoy most of the films I mention.
As a start, check out the following,
- (Highly Recommended) The documentary film “Bird’s Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China” (where I’ve interviewed Christoph, one of the film’s director).
- (Highly Recommended) The short film “Postmark” (where I’ve interviewed Chris, the film’s writer/director) (note: I think short film is a great way to sample interesting creative work by different directors).
- (Worth checking out) The Hong Kong action drama “Triangle” (CIFF link) directed by Tsui Hark (徐克), Ringo Lam (林嶺東), and concluded by Johnny To (杜琪峯). (note: some people didn’t seem to like it but others do. So I want to see it for myself, as the film seems a nice creative attempt.)