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Sunday, June 21st, 2020


Film Review: The Last Ferry From Grass Island (short)

Director:    Linhan Zhang Cast:    Tai-Bo, Yang Wang, Yee-Yee Yeung Running Time:    14   A Hong Kong hitman Ah Hoi (Tai-Bo) retires as a fisherman on the peaceful Grass Island. He is looking after his elderly mother Ah Ma (Yee-Yee Yeung). One day, his Chinese apprentice Xiaoma (Yang Wang) turns up to kill her former master before the last ferry departs. The award-winning Tai-Bo is perfectly cast as the sly, grizzled Ah Hoi and he shows a deal of tenderness towards Ah Ma. There are very sentimental moments.  All eyesRead More

Film Review: Day Release (short)

Director:    Martin Winter Cast:    Anna Suk, Christopher Legedze, Birgit Linauer, Patrick Schmidl, Daniela Zacherl Running Time:    35   Day Release was the winner of the Best Short Film award at the 2020 Austrian Film Awards. The film stars Anna Suk, who received a nomination for Best Young Actress for her leading role in Day Release at the 20th First Steps Awards – The German Newcomer Award in Berlin –  and was awarded as best actress at the World Independent Short Film Awards 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Single mother Kathi receivesRead More

Film Review: Josiah (short)

Director:    Kyle Laursen Cast:    Kevin Dunn (VEEP), Luke Forbes (Crown Heights), Melanie Chandra (Code Black), Mather Zickel (Better Things). Running Time:    20   Writer-Director Kyle Laursen’s short film JOSIAH examines issues inside the creative process of a casting room, finding unconscious stereotyping and complex power dynamics based on race, class and gender. The stellar cast includes Kevin Dunn (VEEP), Luke Forbes (Crown Heights), Melanie Chandra (Code Black) and Mather Zickel (Better Things). This topical film has just been released and is currently in competition at the PalmRead More