Top Ten Films From Berlinale: Yun-hua Chen
Posted on March 15, 2017
- Qiu / Inmates
Audacious, sensitive, contemplative, non-judgmental, gentle and very humane, it has definitely brought new perspectives and thoughts which will stay with me for a very long time.
- Small Talk
The most brutally candid conversation with oneself and love letter to one’s mother that I have ever seen. I truly admire the filmmaker’s remarkable courage, tenderness and strength. Tissues needed!
It’s such a sweet and heart-warming film, and beautifully acted by the trio. Tissues needed – again!
An incredibly powerful chamber piece that shows as much the outside world in turmoil as the internal state of the distressed family, stranded somewhere in Syria. It left me breathless.
- The Bomb
Mind-blowing. Beauty in cruelty to the extreme. A must-watch for every human being on earth.
- Ghost in the Mountains
I love its cleverly orchestrated labyrinthine and trance-like narrative, intentionally eye-deceiving camerawork, and meditative mise-en-scène.
A very powerful film. A lot of the scenes still haunt me now.
- Almost Heaven
A seemingly simple and straightforward film on the surface, it delves deep into issues of life and death, the transition in-between, and what living actually means.
A sublime journey across the boundaries of dim light and darkness, consciousness and subconsciousness, sound and silence
In a humorous way the film exposes the absurdity ingrained in the democratic system, and asks some important, thought-provoking questions which cannot be easily answered.