This is the second in a three part series of podcasts looking at the “Big Three” of the Taiwanese New Wave (the first on Edward Yang is here). In this episode, Marc Saint-Cyr of the Toronto JFilm Pow-wow again joins us for a look at the introspective cinema of Hou Hsiao-Hsien whose Cafe Lumiere (2003) is the subject of our feature film discussion. Also included is talk about Gaspar Noe, the Romanian New Wave, Ozu, and more on our coverage plans for the New York Asian Film Festival, Japan Cuts, and Shinsedai Cinema Festival.
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About The Author
Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).