Part two of my coverage of the Vancouver International Film Festival is now up on In Review Online which focuses exclusively on five of the Asian films at the Festival: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, I Wish I Knew, Hahaha, Cold Fish and Winter Vacation.
In all the years that I have wanted to go to VIFF, it was because of their Dragons and Tigers series that year after year screened some of the most interesting titles from across the Pacific. Although some of these films get picked up for US release (Uncle Boonmee and Cold Fish are slated for 2011) others remain shrouded in the fog of distribution (including I Wish I Knew, Hahaha, and certainly the obscure and laconic Winter Vacation.) Five other films that I would highly recommend if they ever show their faces are Mundane History (Thailand), End of Animal (South Korea), Karamay (China), Fortune Teller (China) and Don't Be Afraid Bi! (Vietnam). Catch them if you can!
Festival Coverage - Vancouver 2010 - Dispatch 2