Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ecrans d'Asie: A brand new French-language Asian cinema journal

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.

1 comment:

Yume said...

Hi Chris,
paternity is a hundred percent from Damien. I was just part of the several guys he contacted at first, when the mag was more than an idea and on its last straight way before birth.
And for lack of time, i have no article in the mag.
I must say that is just an amazing e-paper. Beautiful, written by asian cinema lovers.