The lovesick protagonist, driven to extreme measures, kidnaps the mother of his once-lover as a last ditch effort to win her back. Writer Munish Sharma masterfully grapples with universally relevant themes of romance, family obligation and traditional values while maintaining an amusing and engaging dialogue between Raj and Mrs. Singh. As the conversation matures in the play, Mrs. Singh & Me undertakes messy subject matter with clarity and wit.
Park Kiyong’s third documentary, Yanji, is a study of Koreans in China, focusing on the booming Chinese city closest to the North Korean border. His unique approach to the documentary style provides audiences with the opportunity to draw their own conclusions from the observational film. A quietly powerful documentary, Yanji provides a unique snapshot of a city with two cultures and the people who call it home.
To mark the international premiere of The Name of the Whale, we had the delight and privilege of conversing with director Fumito Fujikawa, as well as actors Masana Hirabuki and Yuki Kimura. This interview would not have been possible without the help Rick Hart, VIFF volunteer and Japanese-to-English translator.
Linklater fans will see the obvious connection to Before Sunrise, but Teng’s debut film holds it own. Short, sweet and sentimental, It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is both a love story and a scenic walk through Hong Kong’s bustling night life.