Wednesday, April 04, 2007

HK International Film Festival

Selected a number of movies in the HK International Flim Festival (3/20-4/11) to watch these two weeks. It's nice to finally be able to make a film festival. Haven't done that for looong time since we left SF. (Well... the one in Tokyo... ai.... never mind, when you are struggling with sleeping time, I don't imagine anybody will have extra energy to think about going to any film festival... sigh....)

Anyways, it was great!! Saw 3 movies, and have 3 more this week. (YAY!!! Good movies!!!!) ^_^

We watched two of the movies at the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Center. Nice theatre; audio was a bit weak though. It worked out well, since neither of us had been to the grand theatre at the Cultural Center. New, fresh experience~

Among the three that we have watched so far, Stranger Than Fiction was by FAR the best and the most funny!! If you like Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind, then you definitely can't miss Stranger Than Fiction.

Go Master is ....... "plain". (Mike was the one who really wanted to watch this, but it turned out that he hated it.) I personally had no big problems with it (may be because it's in Japanese!! haha...) except that - it should be half as long. Feel the normal Japanese movie speed (slow and dragging).

As for the third one, an Iraqi movie Half Moon, let's just say that the Iraqi is still at their infant stage of making good movies... or.... I just don't know how to appreciate dark, depressing Iraqi movies. (but seriously.... what's the point of this movie?!?!) Very disappointed at this one, the description sounds so much more interesting... oh well.... ->_<-

An extra bonus was to see the pretty HK night view at Tsim Sha Tsui. I know i know, for those of you "Hong Kong locals", it doesn't seem anything special; however, for someone who didn't get a chance to take a good look of the nice harbor night view for almost 10 years, the view nothing but SPECTACULAR !!!

Hehe... I am so proud of this city !!!! (^_~)v

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