Oldboy is playing at the Asian American Film Festival this week. So. Many. Movies...
Perfections and The Hairs
My German Boyfriend and Mindy
all photos via SFIAAFF
If you're going to be near San Francisco or San Jose this week, check 'em out.
I'm hoping to take a moment or two to see a film. Particularly since Mai works there and can help me get into a few. Maybe the following?
Oldboy (2003) - IMDB
This movie keeps getting mentioned around the flogosphere (Film blogosphere? Yes, I did go there-) with high expectations and fiercely mixed reviews. Okay. I'm intrigued. Violent, they say. Very violent and horrific. Sure, maybe, but after the last few minutes of Audition I feel I can watch almost anything.
Sorceress of the New Piano (2004)
About Margaret Leng Tan a passionate musical avant-gardeist who became, among other things, the world's first professional toy pianist.
20:30:40 (2004) - IMDB
Sure, the movie's title seems intentionally structured like a verbal analogy on a standardized test but it's getting excellent reviews. And, hey, I'm a sucker for moving-thru-ages movies. (See also Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003).)