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Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate a great actress and filmmaker who is also a renowned humanitarian. Ten years ago today, Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award is given at the Governors Awards by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to a person within the film industry with an exceptional commitment to humanitarian endeavors.… read more.
On this day in 2016, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau made her solo feature length debut with the critically acclaimed — but hugely controversial — Raw.
Julia’s feminist sensibilities as a director tackling themes of gender and transformation can be traced back to her earliest work, Junior, a short film that follows a student who starts shedding their skin after becoming sick.… read more.
Incredibly eloquent, funny, and honest, Kirsten Tan is a fantastic artist. Not only is she making poignant and artistically interesting films, she’s making huge strides in the industry for women, and minority women. Tan’s work swept through New York this summer with the release of Pop Aye, and now is sweeping through Europe, and we are happy to say that she’s sweeping the awards.… read more.
On Wednesday, September 13th, First They Killed My Father screened at Lincoln Center. Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner and I were able to attend, and it was quite an experience. In this completely packed theatre, full of excited film aficionados, we made our way to the balcony and waited anxiously for Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung’s film.… read more.
Ann Hui, award-winning filmmaker from Hong Kong, is one of the women added to the AMPAS Directors Branch this month. Our Time Will Come is her new feature. Here’s what we think!
FF2’s Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky:
Director Ann Hui’s third feature goes on an atypical journey with “Lan,” (Zhou Xun) a quiet leader who takes on an important role in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong during the 1940s.… read more.
Kirsten Tan is a talented director and writer. She grew up in Singapore, but has lived in many different places such as Korea and Thailand, and her current home in Brooklyn. It was during her travels in Thailand where she found inspiration for her current feature, Pop Aye.
Lindsy M. Bissonnette (LMB): What’s it like being at Film Forum for your own film?… read more.