VCinema takes the time to celebrate acclaimed Korean filmmaker Chang-Dong Lee, hot off his best screenplay award at Cannes for his latest film Poetry, by looking back at his 2002 breakout film Oasis. We also talk about several of the major Asian film-related festivals happening this summer in North America, reveal the deadline for the VCinema Listener Review Contest, as well as the usual movie talk and antics.
Shinsedai Cinema Festival
Another Hole in the Head
New York Asian Film Festival
Japan Cuts 2010
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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).