#NYAFF Reviews — THE WHISTLEBLOWER and THE LAST REEL
Guest commentator and cinemaphile-at-large Tanimaru brings infinite technique and wisdom to review several titles for this year’s NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the SVA Theatre with the fine folks at Subway Cinema.
Here is the first!
I don’t know WAIKIKI BROTHERS, but my sense is that with great writing, this is a filmmaker who can deliver.
The WHISTLEBLOWER and THE WAIKIKI BROTHERS both screen at the NYAFF in NYC on July 7th, 2015 at 8:45pm and 6:30pm, respectively.
Here is the review for NYAFF title THE LAST REEL:
Some films just move you. THE LAST REEL is one of those films. Set in Cambodia today with flashbacks to the dark day of the Khmer Rouge. we trace the story of a young woman learning her Mother’s past as an actress in Cambodia and, along the way, a cruel history. The performances are at times uneven – with many of the actors probably in their first acting roles – but that is what brings power to the film. Their first hand experience/knowledge adds depth even to the smallest roles; the look and feel of Cambodia today is compelling. (Spoiler Alert) – The final titles are a homage to all the actors and filmmakers executed by the Khmer Rouge – the real once living and breathing and now sadly departed Cambodians whose spirits surge in this wonderfully touching and moving film.
THE LAST REEL screens Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 8:15pm.
Our deepest thanks to Tanimaru.
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