by Chris MaGee
Here's just a heads up for fans of Asian Cinema out there, especially in France. There's a new source for news and views online: Ecrans d'Asie. Founded and edited by Damien Paccellieri, with contrbutions from EigaGoGo! founder Martin Vieillot and Guillaume Boutigny who maintains his own blog Nihon Eiga, the goal of Ecrans d'Asie is to discuss and explore the full range of cinema from across Asia. The inaugural edition of this new online zine has just been posted and features articles on John Woo's epic "Red Cliff", the roots of Shangai martial arts films, a feature on the daughter of famed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and a filmmaker in her own right, Hana Makhmalbaf, the cast of Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire". Fans of Japanese cinema aren't left out though. This issue has a feature on Yasujiro Ozu, an exploration of everything feline in Japanese anime, plus a look at Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Still Walking".
Check out Ecrans d'Asie here, and here's wishing them many more issues in the future.